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David Crabill replied to the topic Alcohol content ratio in the forum Georgia 11 months, 1 week ago
There’s still no information on the ag dept’s webpage that says you can or can’t sell homemade extracts. I’d recommend reaching out to them and they will likely have an answer: https://agr.georgia.gov/cottage-foods.aspx
Nicole Wayland replied to the topic Alcohol content ratio in the forum Georgia 1 year ago
Hi Heather, I was looking at making extracts and was wondering if you found any more information.
Nicole Wayland posted an update in the group Georgia 1 year ago
Getting pounded by rain unfortunately. Just applied for my license and looking for local resources who have already walked this path.
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David Crabill replied to the topic Selling to restaurants!!! in the forum Georgia 1 year, 2 months ago
That’s awesome! An amazing opportunity for sure. Unfortunately you won’t be able to use your home kitchen to produce the cupcakes. But you’re in the fortunate position of having a commercial kitchen at your disposal! Come to an agreement with the restaurant owner, perhaps using the kitchen in off hours. You will need to get a permit from the…[Read more]
Alison Griffith posted an update in the group Georgia 1 year, 3 months ago
Hi, I live in Atlanta and want to start a home based cupcake business. I’m a little confused. I can’t use cream cheese but can I use buttercream for my frosting? I may need to put cakes in the fridge before delivery but I don’t need cakes to be permanently refrigerated. Is buttercream frostings allowed.
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David replied to the topic Alcohol content ratio in the forum Georgia 7 years, 11 months ago
The ag dept is responsible for enforcing the cottage food law, so if they don’t know, then I sure don’t. You basically need to find out if they will allow you to make food with alcohol in it, and if so, do you need to get an alcohol license? You can also try contacting the Alcohol Division to see if they know.
David replied to the topic fresh juice or lemonade stand. in the forum Georgia 8 years ago
Usually you need to produce that in a commercial kitchen. http://forrager.com/faq/#commercial
David replied to the topic Food Truck from cottage permit in the forum Georgia 8 years, 1 month ago
Mobile food trucks have different rules… you should call the health dept about how to start your food truck business.
David replied to the topic box lunches in the forum Georgia 8 years, 2 months ago
You will need to use a commercial kitchen to start your business. http://forrager.com/faq/#commercial
Kayla posted an update in the group Georgia 8 years, 3 months ago
I live in Warner Robins, Ga, I have a cat and want to start a cottage food business selling cakes, cookies and candies. Is having a cat a problem or do I just need to close off my kitchen so she can’t come in when I am making cakes? I am thinking of putting in doors to both entryways into my kitchen, so she cannot enter anymore at all. That is…[Read more]
You need to make sure the cat isn’t in your kitchen while you’re preparing food for your business. I’m not sure if the inspector will ask you to demonstrate how you will keep your cat from accessing your kitchen, but simply putting it outside or in a room while making your items would probably suffice. Taking extra measures, like installing doors,…[Read more]
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David replied to the topic Gluten Free? in the forum Georgia 8 years, 4 months ago
Although cottage food operations cannot sell items that require refrigeration, I believe that almost any gluten item that would be allowed under the law would also be allowed if produced gluten-free. Gluten-free items may not have as long of a shelf life and refrigerating them may help preserve them, but they probably wouldn’t become potentially…[Read more]
David replied to the topic Choosing a Legal Structure in the forum Georgia 8 years, 11 months ago
I’d recommend a sole-proprietorship. Please see here: http://forrager.com/groups/california/forum/topic/can-you-expand-answer-on-llc/
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Yes, buttercream frostings should be allowed, as far as I can tell!