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Have you got a great recipe for home-made salsa, jam, jelly or other home-canned food? Your friends and family tell you that you should go into business selling it? And now you're wondering what it would take to actually sell your award-winning tomato salsa, apple butter, applesauce or strawberry jam? This page should answer your questions to help you Decide if it's right for you!
The production and sales of processed foods is governed by state and federal regulations. Each state is different, so proper advice is needed from a specialist in each state. Some states allow sales at farmer's markets of select foods; others prohibit sales altogether. Most states now have cottage food laws now that don't require a licensed kitchen. In those states, you can sell at a farmers market or roadside stand jams and jellies as well as baked goods that don't require refrigeration. Typically, in those states, you just need to label them with the weight or volume, our name, our address, the words "this item is home produced" and all the ingredients in order by weight. Usually, you can not do anything 'acidified' (like pickles), anything pressure canned, or anything needing refrigeration. For this we don't need a licensed kitchen or any inspections. "
Cottage food laws are exceptions for certain types of low-risk food operations.
The vast majority of us now live in states that either have cottage food laws or exemptions. So, unless you live in KS, ND, MT or RI, click on the link below:
Don't give up. Perhaps what you want to do does not fall under the cottage food laws. In that case, you're starting a regular food business.
Sell Your Specialty Food: Market, Distribute, and Profit from Your
Kitchen Creation (Paperback)
How to Start a Home-Based Catering Business, 5th (Home-Based
Business Series) (Paperback)
Homemade for Sale: How to Set Up and Market a Food Business from Your Home Kitchen Paperback
March 24, 2015
Homemade for Sale is the a guide to conceiving and launching your own home-based food start-up. Packed with profiles of successful cottage food entrepreneurs, this book covers everything you need to get cooking for your customers, creating items that by their very nature are specialized and unique.
One Smart Cookie: How a Housewife's Chocolate Chip Recipe Turned into a Multimillion-Dollar Business : The Story of Mrs. Fields Cookies
This is the story of how Mrs. Fields too her recipe for homemade cookies and made a large food business and brand from it.
Man With No Name: Turn Lemons into Lemonade Paperback
April 1, 1994
This is the story of "Famous Amos" and how he built a cookie brand.
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