Qualified End User

Who is a Qualified End User?

  • A Consumer (who cannot be a business)
  • A Restaurant
  • A Retail Food Establishment (establishment whose main function is to sell food to consumers ie: convenience stores, grocery stores). 
    • A grocery store or distribution center that purchases a product from you and then ships it to another of its chain stores is NOT a qualified end user. 
  • Restaurants and retail food establishements must in state or within 275 miles of your farm.  If 275 mi takes you across a state or national border, the buyer is still a qualified end user.


For more information on what you need to do if you are eligible for the qualified exemption click here.