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]
David Crabill replied to the topic Add/Update Law – can't submit, dropdowns don't work in the forum Forrager 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Michael, thanks so much for letting me know. I figured out the problem, but it’s not fixed yet. Thanks for taking the time to explain the updates for Oregon’s domestic kitchen law. Sometimes this happens, where there is a difference between the law and what the health dept actually allows. I will update that page.
I see home kitchens most often listed for food prep. What about garages for roasting coffee? Roasted in the garage and packaged in the kitchen?
Actually many states have laws that are out of date. I am working on something that should make it easier to keep laws updated now and into the future. Thanks for your patience!
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