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Minnesota Cottage Foods Law

MN Cottage Foods Law

It's the law! As of July 1, 2015, you can make cottage foods in your home kitchen (baked foods, pickled, canned, jams, jellies, etc.) without a license BUT you must first take a MDA-approved food safety training and register with the MDA.


"Come and Bake It" 21 tested recipes for icing and frosting

Minnesota Tomato Mixture

Relishes, pickled

“So Easy To Preserve,” tested recipes from the University of Georgia. National Center for Home Food Preservation.

Helpful Cottage Food Resources

The Non-Potentially Hazardous Foods List

A list of the foods allowed and not allowed under the Cottage Foods Exemption. MFMA and MNCFPA  update this list as needed. 

MN Revenue Fact Sheet 148: Tax Information on Cottage Foods
A list of the cottage foods that are taxable in Minnesota.

Detailed Cottage Foods Training YouTube Video

Click here for further MDA information

Do I need a license to sell food at a farmers' market?

The MFMA collaborates with the MN Dept. of Health and MN Dept. of Ag to help producers navigate the complex world of food regulations. If you have a question about the regulations governing Minnesota farmers' markets, email us at info@mfma.org or call us at (507) 664-9446. 

MFMA provides services, programs and leadership that support and promote farmers' markets across Minnesota.

Minnesota Farmers' Market Association /// 9800 155th Street East, Nerstrand MN 55053 /// info@mfma.org 

Communications Director: Kim Guenther /// kguenther@mfma.org /// (573) 470-4445 

Director of Member Services: Jesse Davis /// jdavis@mfma.org /// (218) 259-9675 

Executive Director: Kathy Zeman /// kzeman@mfma.org /// (507) 664-9446 


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