UMN Extension has some important training opportunities coming up for those home bakers, confectioners, fermenters, jammers, etc who sell their goods at our great MN farmers' markets (and elsewhere) - so, it's a good time to share this particular set of info.
If you haven't heard of the cottage food law, or have questions about what you need to do in order to sell your homemade goods, check out the info below.
In the news: Now everyone can enjoy your home-baked treats
This article from the Start Tribune provides some background, context, and basic information on the Cottage Food Law. Click below to read.
Workshops: Cottage food producer food safety training
If you're a cottage food producer, you may be required to take an advance training as explained on the MDA's website (see above). Workshops are quickly approaching!
Do you make and sell baked goods, home-canned pickles, salsa, jam and jellies? Are your annual sales $5001-$18,000 per year? If yes, this workshop is for you. By attending this session, you will meet the training requirement to register as a cottage food producer with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.