Cottage Food Laws

Almost every state in the country now allows certain foods to be produced in home kitchens and sold direct to consumers.  What you can make, under what conditions, and where you can sell varies widely from state to state.

This is not legal advice.  You should research the laws in your own state and consult an attorney licensed to practice in your state if you have questions.


Texas Cottage Food Law (as of September 1, 2019)

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The Texas Cottage Food Law has continued to evolve and expand since first passed in 2011, with the most sweeping revisions made by the Texas Legislature in 2019.

Prior to 2011, it was illegal to sell any food that a person prepared in a home kitchen. But that year, the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA) worked to pass the first Texas Cottage Food Law, allowing people to sell a few specific low-risk foods to consumers who could only purchase the foods by traveling to the producers’ homes.…

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