I’m trying to reconcile what DATCP is telling me with the way I’m reading the WI Cottage Food law with respect to selling dehydrated/minced onions and garlic powder (all grown at home) at a local farmers market. I’m getting conflicting information.
So excited to get started! I was wondering if confectioner’s sugar and milk glaze is considered something that needs to be refrigerated? Also, I see that you can’t make focaccia-style bread, but I don’t understand why. Is it the ingredients? or the way you make it? I just don’t want to make a mistake.
Powdered sugar with a little bit of milk should not spoil since the sugar stabilizes the mixture. If you spread the glaze thinly, allowing water to evaporate, it will make it even more shelf stable.
As far as focaccia, that restriction is only for bread topped with vegetables or cheese and then baked. It’s recommended to refrigerate that type of…[Read more]
Thank you David! I have really appreciated your videos. I am currently in my giveaway launch on a Facebook group. Half a Loaf 4 U. I am hoping to sell mini-breads. I have cinnamon sugar, banana chocolate chip and lemon blueberry. Would love for you to take a look at the site and give me any feedback. Amy Joannes
What is the link to your website?
Pam, there was a time a few years back when I wasn’t very active on here. But these days, I’ll make sure that any post receives a reply. I don’t see any forum posts from you where you’ve asked a cottage food question. You did reply to someone about a year ago, and I did respond to that back then. If you have any questions, please let me know!
I will start by saying that I don’t fully know. But based on this page, which states that you can sell non-PHF candy “in individual-sized portions for immediate consumption only”, my guess is that the exemption is only for sales at an event, where the individually-wrapped candy is intended to be consumed immediately after a sale. Naturally that…[Read more]
They are separate, so you can make $40k total. And please note that the $20k for farm direct is only for acidified foods, like pickles and salsas. There is no limit for other things you sell under the farm direct bill.
What are the rules for hot chocolate bombs and chocolate covered cherries? I’m concerned about a Seller’s Chronic health issue (coughing) contaminating her products.
Someone would need to use a commercial kitchen to legally sell those in WI, but it’s exceedingly common for people not to. If you’re wondering how to deal with that seller, this is what I usually suggest: https://forrager.com/faq/#illegal
What are the rules on flavored honey (not cooked) and homemade vanilla? I cannot find these anywhere.
The lawsuit exemption only covers baked goods. The pickle bill only covers canned goods. Most states have some kind of exemption for selling honey, but that might not apply to flavored honey. I’d recommend contacting the ag dept about that. As for vanilla, you’ll likely need to produce that in a commercial kitchen in order to sell it legally.
Hi Pam, I did a poor job promoting the forums on this site. I’m currently making technical changes that should improve that over time, and make people more aware of them.
To answer this question, probably the best option is to use the Farm Direct Bill, but that requires someone to grow the produce themselves.
Otherwise, I’m not sure if…[Read more]
It’s been years since this forum was active. Anybody know why?
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