EXTENSION CONNECTION: Farmers market foods best practices

Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 06:00 PM.

Have you visited a local farmers market this year? 

You can find fresh fruits and vegetables produced by Okaloosa farmers. There is nothing quite like freshly picked produce!

But you may have also noticed some other types of foods available. 

The 2011 Cottage Food Law allows vendors to sell food items produced in an unlicensed home kitchen. This law encourages entrepreneurship, supports local farmers markets and can help develop local food systems. 

Did you know there are some foods that are not permitted? 

Be a smart consumer and learn what should be for sale and what is not allowed due to food safety concerns.

Cottage foods to purchase:

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