EXTENSION CONNECTION: Farmers market foods best practices

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

•Breads, cakes, cookies and candies

•Honey, jams and jellies

•Dry herbs, trail mixes, nuts, vinegars and fruit pies

All of these items must have a label that follows Cottage Food Law requirements.

Some foods specifically may not be sold at farmers markets because they are potentially hazardous. 

If you see these items for sale, pass on them. Of course, local farmers and cottage food entrepreneurs know the rules, so chances are you won’t even see these. However, it helps to know what to avoid.

Cottage foods to avoid:

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