What steps do I need to take to start preparing and selling Cottage Foods? 1.) Review the Cottage Foods Act.
2.) Complete a food safety course.
3.) Contact your local city and county offices to see if you need a business license.
If I produce muffins, does the Act allow me to earn up to $10,000 for each type (blueberry, banana, chocolate chip)? Yes.
What type of food safety training is required?
The Cottage Foods Act requires you to complete a basic food handling course prior to selling your cottage foods. See the training opportunities below:
Basic food handling courses offered by Colorado State University Extension can be found at on the Colorado Farm To Table website.
From 2014-2016, approximately 1500 cottage food producers have successfully completed the Food Safety Training course offered by Colorado State University Extension. Participants receive a certificate of completion that is good for three years from the date of completion.