Farmers Markets have evolved over the years from venues for small vegetable and fruit producers to marketplaces that encompass much more than uncut fruit and vegetables. Farmer's Markets have become popular alternative sources of fresh fruit and vegetables, plus a wide variety of value-added food products. Vendors offering only whole, uncut fruits and vegetables, and other very low risk foods, are exempt from licensure as a Retail Food Establishments. However, operations that prepare, repack, or assemble and sell foods must be licensed and meet the requirements of the Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations. License fees and equipment are determined by the type of food, packaging, where made, and where consumed.