Maybe. It depends on where you live and what the zoning laws for your area are. Here’s some more info: https://forrager.com/starting-cottage-food-operation-zoning/
Hi, I am looking into shipping peanut brittle and found that shipping charges to be quite expensive (almost more than the product itself. lol) via USPS priority service. If you ship your product, what method do you use? do you like it? Any receommedations? Thank you.
I’ve shipped my fudge and I do use USPS flat rate boxes. I don’t do this as part of my business, since CA doesn’t allow shipping, so my experience is limited and I haven’t tried to optimize the process much. However, I think it’s probably the ideal solution for me since my fudge is heavy and is also a fairly high-value item. Your brittle is so…[Read more]
Adding to what Cottage Oven said, I only add items that I can confirm. If I can’t confirm whether an item is allowed or prohibited, I don’t add it to either list. I list the source info in the Resources section of the page.
If a state’s law specifically says that it only allows baked goods, then I can confirm that anything non-baked is prohibited.
Each state sets its limitations and usually posts that information somewhere. For example, in Florida, it is handled by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Their website is http://freshfromflorida.com and if you type “cottage food” into their search bar, you’ll get a link to the basic information…[Read more]
How or where do you obtain Forrager information regarding specific allowable and prohibitive items? So far, this is the only source reference regarding such specific items. Are these lists speculative based on what is allowed? For example, a state only allows baked items. This doesn’t go into what it does not allow. Yet there is a specific list o…[Read more]
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