Talk with others about the cottage food industry in Colorado
- June 2, 2015 at 2:56 pm #18568
Hi, I want to clarify about having a website…if there’s something on the website that says we can only sell and ship to customers within Colorado is that allowed? I know nothing about marketing so I’m not sure how to go about advertising about our products. Farmers markets in Colorado are over by October.June 3, 2015 at 6:57 am #18602
Just make it local pickup only, no shippingJune 4, 2015 at 8:01 pm #18619
You can only sell to customers in CO, but you can’t ship to anyone. However, you can sell online, with local fulfillment. Many CFOs run successful businesses with this local approach, without needing farmers markets. However, it may take more marketing effort and outreach on your part.January 13, 2016 at 7:43 am #30232
Another question about online sales. I would like to sell pestos/salsas/jams, aka cut fruits and vegetables that are not allowed under the cottage food guidelines (I don’t think). How do I go about doing this? I plan on selling them online through my website or through Etsy. I don’t need to be large-scale, just want to sell the excess from my summer garden. Thanks!January 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm #30313
Lauren, you need to prepare them in a commercial kitchen and get licensed from the health dept. http://forrager.com/faq/#commercialJanuary 20, 2016 at 12:31 am #30392
Hi Bonita, there are many new year round markets opening in Denver that I am aware of you might want to check the Colorado Vendor Event Group on Facebook or the Colorado Cottage Food Producers Facebook group. I know that Union Station is opening a year round farmers’ market and there is also one in Wheat Ridge.
Hope this helps.December 17, 2016 at 6:10 am #37046
I was under the impression that in CO we cannot sell our products online. I am currently working on building my website without a payment option because I thought we aren’t allowed to sell online – we can advertise but not sell. Has this law changed? Please enlighten me! I’d love to have a payment option on my website! Thank you!December 29, 2016 at 3:49 pm #37179
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