Talk with others about the cottage food industry in Pennsylvania
Hi! Thx I’ve found this thread before starting my old idea. As an old-school brewer and latte fan, I’ve been wanting to open a little coffee shop. Also purchased some additional latte stuff – Nespresso machines, new grinder etc. I never thought about it from the standpoint of the law, so I’m going to get to know everything, and I’m going to write…[Read more]
I’d recommend checking with your local ag dept. Because it’s generally low-risk, sometimes there are special rules that allow someone to sell home-brewed coffee, or even coffee that’s brewed on-site (like at a market). This likely would not fall under the regulations for PA’s limited food establishments. If the ag dept requires a permit to do…[Read more]
Hoping someone can give me direction on this, I’ve searched to the best of my abilities with no luck , and may have possibly missed it. What are the regulations with brewing coffee at home to then sell outside the home? Only things taking place within the home would be the brewing of the coffee an it being put into a container.
Good Morning, PA. I’m looking for residents in Montgomery (or Bucks) county who started a business baking from their home kitchen. This is something I’m looking to do and would like to connect with others who have done this to learn from their experiences. Thanks, Judy
I have heard that you can have a dog if you can prevent your pet from EVER accessing the kitchen area, as well as any area/path that will be used to transport food/supplies to the kitchen. You should discuss this with the ag dept.
You should be able to do this from home with PA’s cottage food law, but if you want or need to rent a commercial kitchen, then you need to contact the ag dept to determine what’s required. You should also contact the farmers market manager to learn about additional requirements they may have.
I am located in Pittsburgh PA. I want to sell my baked goods at local farmers markets, and need to find out what licenses i will need to be compliant. If I am baking in a commercial kitchen that I found on Kitchenincubator.com, do I just need a retail license and farmer’s market vendor license? Please help!
Did anyone have to register with the Dept of State after going through the Dept of Ag. for their license? I opened a bank account with an EIN number for the business and my banker says I need to do this now. (https://www.corporations.pa.gov/)
I don’t know, but most people also need to get some form of business license before they can start running a business. I would have thought that the ag dept would mention other requirements when you applied. http://forrager.com/faq/#starting
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