Talk with others about the cottage food industry in New York
For anyone looking to start homebaking that has a private well for water, you will need to get your water tested for coliform. The state websites will take you in a big circle as far as who to contact, how to proceed, etc.
I finally got someone from the Department of Agriculture to send me a few links to certified labs, I emailed them, then…[Read more]
Hi! I am a little confused. I recently was approved as a home processed in NYs. I Clearly described when applying that my cookies are “custom” with royal icing using meringue powder-and again I was approved. But reading the information available here it says customs cookies are not allowed???? Any info. /feedback Is greatly appreciated!
Hi Candice, NY’s laws have expanded and changed a lot recently, even since the pandemic. The cottage food industry has seen tremendous growth in NY in the past year, much more than any other state. I still need to update Forrager with the changes. It sounds like everything was listed clearly on your application and you were approved, so you should…[Read more]
I really appreciate your response and the clarification. Thank you so much!!!
Hi again, thank you for the reply and my question about nut flours in cakes.
In the prohibitive food section of NY State, “Any products containing raw nuts” is listed. Nut flours that I purchase have been ground/processed by commercial suppliers and then are mixed into my batters without any further processing/roasting etc. The cakes are baked…[Read more]
I have a well with a water treatment, I do not anticipate failing a water analysis but who do I get an analysis from to attach to my registration? Can it be from my water treatment company?
Did you figure this out? I am just starting with the application and am in the same position. The nys.gov pages take you in circles on this one. Then, there are phone numbers to call where no one answers and emails that do not get quick responses. I did finally find a short list of state approved labs for private well testing. This lab will mail…[Read more]
Here are more labs on this page: http://ccetompkins.org/environment/water-conservation-quality/labs-for-testing-your-drinking-water
Can anyone tell me: With a Home processors exemption in NY am I able to:1) Make and sell crostatas?(technically a one crust pie, though it can be folded in a way that covers most of the top).2) Am I allowed to make caramel corn using caramel that I Made from goats milk? 3) Is ganache allowed since it has been shown to be room temp safe up to two…[Read more]
I am new to this sight and only a thought at this point but very interested.
I noticed salad dressing is not mentioned, am I allowed to sell my home made salad dressing at a farmers market in NY?
Do I need to work in a commercial kitchen and get whatever licenses I need?
How do I find out if preservative is needed with my ingredients in salad…[Read more]
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