Talk with others about the cottage food industry in Colorado
With summer farmers market registrations already starting and the season creeping up on us, I am putting out a new and improved Masterclass to help new vendors and seasoned vendors alike. I will be sharing tips on how to make the most out of your booth setup, how COVID has changed how markets are run and what that means as a vendor, what to expect…[Read more]
Here’s the link: http://www.statefoodsafety.com/Cps?productType=Food+Handler
Since La Plata County isn’t listed under Colorado, my guess is that you can take the general one for the “State of Colorado”, though you should confirm with your health dept.
Sarah, this would probably be fine as long as you are producing the food yourself and selling the items yourself. The “retail store” prohibition is referring to indirect sales being disallowed. Also, commercial food establishments probably cannot sell homemade food, so installing a commercial kitchen may actually prohibit you from using the…[Read more]
Baking at home and selling in your own shop? So I have the opportunity to rent a small shop and looked into installing a commercial kitchen space there but it looks like the space will be too small. I would still like to take advantage of this retail space, and the shop that was there before me would bake at home and sell in the store. I also have…[Read more]
I’d recommend contacting the sales tax division in Pueblo to see what you should be charging. Here’s some generic info about sales tax: http://forrager.com/faq/#sales-tax
Here is some basic info about starting your business: http://forrager.com/faq/#starting
My “advice”, if you will, is to start out small and don’t get too caught up in trying to…[Read more]
CDPHE is holding what they are calling Cottage Food Stakeholder group meetings on a monthly basis in order to hear from cottage food producers/vendors. The CDPHE wants input into setting up the guidelines for the “pickled vegetables” products that will be Tier 2 food product they can make and sell but probably not until mid-2016.
CO’s health dept has chosen not to include donuts on their allowed list, which means they’re probably not allowed unless they’re baked donuts. I don’t think jam, jelly, or frosting would be an issue… I believe that anything fried would not be allowed. http://forrager.com/faq/#commercial
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