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Excellent article Sam! I enjoyed reading it
Jean is right, you'll need to talk with your state. Our domestic kitchen license is actually run through the State Department of Agriculture and my home kitchen has to be inspected by the USDA. (I'm in TN) For me, I had to take a class that taught me that food can kill you (lol), put together a detailed plan, and then submit that and have them rip it apart. Redo it and finally, have the inspector come and check out my kitchen. There are certain rules like: a separate frig, keeping my supplies separate from my home use ingredients, and stuff like that. I have to post my operating hours and be available to be inspected at any time during those hours. It was work, but I think well worth it once I start selling my breads and jellies.
You need to ask your state's Department of Health (or go to their website) to see what your state requires for licensing. Also, some states now have what is called a cottage industry law that allows you to prepare homebaked goods, jams and jellies and sell them either at a farmstand or at farmers markets without being licensed as a commercial kitchen (Indiana and Michigan both do).
Way to go, Sam!
Karen, what's required for a domestic kitchen license? I assume it's a state license? I'm sure it's similar in all states, though.
Quick update on my writing for the American Preppers Network. My first column has been the Home Page Feature Article this week. I'm on cloud 9.
Wow, Karen, good for you on all fronts. We have wrestled with the AI thing, good for you for getting it done. And congrats on the kitchen. The dream progresses.
Jeremy, you've come to the right place. We're farmers, gardeners and homesteaders, we don't know the meaning of the word 'tired'. Actually, that might be the only word we know the meaning of..... but we're glad you're here. Welcome aboard.
I just found this group and sounds like alot of what I am interested in and want to do. I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions for everyone. Hope you don't get tired of me! :)
I completed my AI class this week so I will be able to breed my cows without the need of a bull around the farm. I have to say, I enjoyed the class very much.
And, **ta-da*** I passed my final inspection for my domestic kitchen license so I will be able to make breads and jellies to sell at the Farmer's Market this year. Can't wait to get started!
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