Talk with others about the cottage food industry in North Carolina
I plan to build a kitchen separate from my home for the purpose of making freeze dried candy to sell at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market in Greensboro, I live in Winston Salem. What equipment besides the freeze dryer will I need to include in this kitchen to pass an inspection for this candy making business. I assume I will need a sink and a…[Read more]
Are you sure that you can’t do this from your home kitchen? I’d recommend you contact the ag dept to see if it’s something you can do from your home kitchen, as that would be much easier and less expensive. The requirements for commercial kitchens are usually pretty complex and can cost well over $10k. You would need to talk to either the ag or…[Read more]
I have a cat and no pets is enshrined in stone with them.
Got it. Is that something you heard directly from an inspector, or are you just going with what they’ve posted online? Sometimes inspectors can be more lenient about that. But if not, then I understand your desire to build the commercial kitchen. However, I still don’t know if it’s worth the risk in the beginning. If it were me, I’d probably do it…[Read more]
I moved here from CA and helped contribute to the MEHKO Law on C.O.O.K Alliance Policy Committee and would like others who are interested to assist me in being an advocate in NC during the upcoming legislative session to help enact similar legislation here (without the restriction of having individual counties to opt-in) I am also involved in the…[Read more]
Just based on their application, I believe that pets are never allowed in the home, but you should confirm that with the health dept. If you operated out of a separate building, it would probably have to be a commercial kitchen.