Prior to 2011, it was illegal to sell any food that a person prepared in his or her home. In 2011, the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA) worked to pass the first Texas Cottage Foods Law, which allows people to sell specific low-risk foods directly to consumers from their homes, up to $50,000 per year. In 2013, FARFA worked to expand the law to include more foods and allow sales at more locations. The new law (HB 970) went into effect on September 1, 2013.
Click here to read the text of HB 970, relating to regulation of cottage food products and cottage food production operations.
What is required to sell under the cottage foods law?