Montana has a very simple exemption that allows for the sale of baked goods and preserves at farmers markets only.
The state still does not have a modern cottage food law, but they are in the process of conducting a study, which is supposed to analyze the implementation of a cottage food law in the state. The study was supposed to be completed by May 2014.
Home canned vegetables or pickled items are not allowed.
Operators can also sell hot coffee and hot tea (without fresh milk or cream) at a farmers market.
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- Food and Consumer Safety Program, Montana Department of Health and Human Services