Talk with others about the cottage food industry in Maryland
Neerja Tripathi started the topic How to find a cottage food person for public event? in the forum Maryland 4 weeks, 1 day ago
I was wondering how does one find small, local cottage food vendors for public events? All the professional bakers I know are the bake shop variety. I am organizing a public event in Bethesda and would really like a woman baker or jam/jellies maker to attend it. I just do not know how to find and approach one. Please help.
Although you don’t need anything from the health dept, you might need to adhere to licenses or requirements for starting a home business. Also, you will need whatever the farmers market or event requires. Here’s some more info: http://forrager.com/faq/#starting
Hi! Is there a form or application that has to be filled out and submitted to have your business registered as a cottage Food Business in MD? I spoke with an admin assistant at my county’s DHMH Food Protection Division and she said nothing has to be filed with the health dept. Anyone know of anything or can I just dive right in?
I’m not sure if MD’s cottage food law allows spices, but I do know that you can’t sell online, nor could you sell interstate. To do those things, you need to use a commercial kitchen: http://forrager.com/faq/#commercial
I don’t believe food swaps fall under any regulation, since there is no money trading hands and people aren’t engaging in commerce. California has some extremely strict rules, but I know that food swaps happen in the Bay Area all the time and I haven’t heard of one getting shut down. I assume it would be less strict in MD.
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That sentence actually refers to licensing requirements from a health or ag dept, which you don’t need. You always need to abide by any local or general business requirements, which could be explained better on the site. Here’s some info about that: http://forrager.com/faq/#starting
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