Talk with others about the cottage food industry in Tennessee
I’m very new to the Cottage Food law,
for bake cake And pastry for sale from home do I need a permit or license?
I need to register my business if I doing the sales or running my business from home?
Do I need a identification number or fill taxes for my home business?
Hi there, I am planning on selling my all-natural/organic secret recipe hummus locally on a small scale in the Spring Hill and surrounding areas, direct sale/pickup only. I do not currently have a commercial kitchen. The product requires refrigeration and is high protein. It would be pre-sold (orders fulfilled) and delivered to the buyers with…[Read more]
I would like to start a coffee and tea subscription box/service. All of the products in the box would be white/private label packaged and labeled by another company so I would not be preparing any foods in my home, just assembling the boxes to be shipped. I have yet to find any information on business requirements for this kind of operation. All…[Read more]
I think at least one other person in this group is a Memphis local. I’m looking into selling a few non-PHFs under the cottage food law, and I’m totally new to the concept! Two questions – well, three:
1) Do I have to file something with the state to operate under the cottage food laws, or just follow the requirements (about labelling, sign…[Read more]
David Crabill replied to the topic Question about free samples of a non-PHF (coffee) brewed to order for sampling in the forum Tennessee 4 years ago
Certain cottage foods cannot be sampled in their prepared state, such as dip mixes. The ability to sell roasted coffee does not include prepared coffee, but some states do allow the sale of coffee and tea because those are low-risk items. You should contact the ag dept to learn about the rules for selling prepared coffee.
Tim started the topic Question about free samples of a non-PHF (coffee) brewed to order for sampling in the forum Tennessee 4 years, 1 month ago
I’m curious as to whether a coffee roaster selling roasted beans (a non-PHF under TN law) at a Farmer’s Market may offer free samples of coffee it brews to order. The law in TN states that “[a]ll nonpotentially hazardous food from a home based kitchen may be distributed as free samples.” But coffee, once brewed, techinically has the “potential”…[Read more]
Are you not able to create a domestic kitchen because you have pets, I assume?
I’d recommend that you start by selling your jams and chutneys locally with the basic cottage food law, before trying to sell online.
If you want to sell online, I don’t know of any loophole that would prevent you from needing to get a commercial kitchen and properly…[Read more]
I am seeking kitchen space as I cannot create a domestic kitchen in my home. I live in Memphis, TN and would like to start selling my jams/chutney online.
Does anyone know of a loophole to get around the need for a licensed kitchen by using the Cottage Food Laws?
Colleen replied to the topic University of TN Ag Dept said they've never heard of what I want to do in the forum Tennessee 4 years, 9 months ago
Thank you for responding David.
I got a reply back from someone from the TN.gov office. They don’t know how to handle this either. They’re trying to get some information for me.
David Crabill replied to the topic University of TN Ag Dept said they've never heard of what I want to do in the forum Tennessee 4 years, 9 months ago
It’s a unique setup, for sure. I don’t think I’ve heard of anything quite that elaborate, though I do know CFOs who pool money to buy ingredients wholesale from existing suppliers.
I can’t claim to know anything more than UT’s ag dept, so you’ll have to wait for responses from them, but I will say that a number of states are fine with flours and…[Read more]
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