Yes, many people do this. Usually the barriers to entry for selling non-food items are lower. You could likely do it under the same general business license that you get for your cottage food business, but you might need a different sellers permit depending on what you’re selling. Also the sales tax requirements are likely different. I’m not…[Read more]
That makes sense.
From what I’ve been reading, most states do not allow interstate commerce. I may be wrong, but it seems Florida is the only one allowing mail deliver across state lines.
I think the issue may arise if there are complaints made about the CFO on other states, and that could fall under FDA.
A while back, I called the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and spoke with Melissa Durkin (who has since moved to another position).
At the time, she said that, officially, there is nothing in Florida’s cottage-food law specifically prohibiting shipping out of state – only that the current law (contrary to the past) now…[Read more]
Since this is in the Florida forum, rather than California, I’ll throw in my two-cents’ worth.
In Florida, you can register an LLC quickly and easily online at Sunbiz and it only costs $125.00 each year (with a couple of options that could add up to $35.00 more). Far less than the California numbers mentioned in the Forrager FAQ.
One of the…[Read more]
Hi everyone, based on Florida’s cottage food law, are we allowed to sell products to other states? I read that we can use USPS to deliver across state line, but wanted to make sure. If this is possible, do you know what states DO NOT allow interstate CFO commerce? Thanks!
Starting a green garden and selling produce or eggs from your property can be a great initiative, but there are certain regulations and permits you’ll need to adhere to. Since regulations can vary based on your specific location and local ordinances, it’s essential to consult the official government sources for accurate and up-to-date…[Read more]
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