Talk with others about the cottage food industry in Ohio
County vs State confusion State of Ohio says we can use internet to sell cottage foods, my county says: Cottage foods may not be sold on the Internet. Cottage foods may be sold: Directly to the end customer from the
site of preparation (home); and also farm markets, farmers markets…
I want to create a facebook page to collect orders and e…[Read more]
so i’ve been baking naturally leavened sourdough bread in my oven in my kitchen and selling them on the weekends as a cottage industry. what if i constructed a small, modest wood fired brick oven in my yard to bake the bread? i know the guidelines clearly state i can sell baked goods made in my kitchen, in my regular oven. some folks though have a…[Read more]
David Crabill replied to the topic Homemade yogurt, online (to be picked up) or in a grocery? in the forum Ohio 2 years ago
It would not be allowed because of the type of food it is. You will need to use a commercial kitchen. http://forrager.com/faq/#commercial
David Crabill replied to the topic Under the Ohio cottage foods laws can I repackage bulk foods for resale? in the forum Ohio 2 years ago
Yes, you can do that with the cottage food law. Here is some info about repackaging: http://forrager.com/faq/#repackaging
You do not need a license from the ag dept, though you might need a business license from your city, county, or state.
Because you are so specialized, you might want to consider moving your production into a commercial kitchen as soon as possible so that you can sell to other states.
You will need to contact the ag dept to learn about everything you can and cannot do, but generally, you should be able to ship within the state of Ohio (no interstate sales).
Figuring out permitting requires potentially contacting a number of local govt departments: http://forrager.com/faq/#starting
You don’t need any permit from the ag dept to sell kettle corn in-person or to grocery stores and restaurants, but there may be local requirements, like a business license. Also, you probably can’t sell anywhere, since zoning laws restrict where business activities can take place. http://forrager.com/faq/#starting
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