Talk with others about the cottage food industry in California
For the fruit blossoms, I don’t know but I doubt it. For the second, it probably depends on your county. Some counties will be very strict and will say no to anything that’s not on the official state list of allowed foods. Either way, I recommend that you contact your local environmental health dept for clarification on whether you can make these items.
Thank you so much for your timely (and insightful), very much appreciated! I had a follow-up question: are fruit blossoms considered fruits under the Cottage Food Law or would they be another category? And I guess a second question, lol – are DIY saline solutions something covered by the Cottage Food Law (the saline solution would be dialed in for…[Read more]
They mean 70 proof alcohol that’s flavored with those (and only those) items. Here are the categories:
Apple * Apricot * Blackberry * Blueberry * Cherry * Chocolate * Clove *
Cinnamon * Cranberry * Grapefruit * Lemon * Lime * Orange * Peach * Pear
* Pineapple * Pomegranate * Raspberry * Strawberry * and Vanilla
You wouldn’t be able to use the…[Read more]
I read this the newest version of the Approved Cottage Foods list (Sept 15, 2022): “EXTRACTSCONTAININGATLEAST70PROOFOR35%FOOD-GRADEFOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION ETHANOL/ALCOHOL.
Only those listed or combinations of those listed are allowed.”
– This sounds interesting but I am trying to figure out what they mean by extracts? Do they mean like tinctures and…[Read more]
Just want to chime in that having a seller’s permit will also allow you to purchase some items with tax exemption. Make sure to ask the places you purchase packagings and equipment from to see if they have something like that. A good place to keep costs down.
haha I appreciate the support ;)
I did actually create an LLC to remove personal liability, but if I find after a year that I don’t need it, I’ll switch to save money.
Next steps are getting FBN validated, then getting a federal EIN, business license, state EIN and then a seller’s permit… I think that covers everything, for now haha
Thank you again
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