Cottage Food Help
Cottage food sales are allowed under Georgia regulations, Chapter 40-7-19. Licensed cottage food operators can only make non-potentially hazardous foods (see examples of approved products below). Operators can use their domestic home kitchen to produce products to sell directly to consumers at non-profit events, for-profit events, and through on-line internet sales.
Note: Cottage food operators may not distribute or wholesale these products, nor can they ship cottage food products across state lines. Without a Food Sales Establishment License, cottage food products are considered to be from an unapproved source, and cannot be distributed to retail stores, restaurants, or institutions.
Cottage food products include:
- Loaf Breads, Rolls, and Biscuits
- Pastries and Cookies
- Candies and Confections
- Fruit Pies
- Jams, Jellies, and Preserves
- Dried Fruits
- Dry Herbs, Seasonings and Mixtures
- Cereals, Trail Mixes, and Granola
- Coated or Uncoated Nuts
- Vinegar and Flavored Vinegar
- Popcorn, Popcorn Balls, and Cotton Candy
New/Up & Coming Agribusiness Resources:
- Marketing/Selling Training Video
- Georgia Department of Agriculture Licensing/Georgia Grown/FOODPic Training Video
- Samll Business Development Center/Financial Management Training Video
- Small Business Development Center
- Georgia Grown
- Georgia Department of Agriculture
Do you have any special product promotions? Home delivery? Curbside pickup? Let us help get the word out. Complete this form (https://bit.ly/ag-connect) and we’ll promote it to the public through our website (https://t.uga.edu/5TB) and the social media accounts of our extensive network of county Extension offices throughout the state.