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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

MFMA Fact Sheet: 2015 MN Cottage Foods Law  An explanation of the new law.  

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

The Non-Potentially Hazardous Foods List
A list of the foods allowed and not allowed under the Cottage Foods Exemption. MFMA updates this list as needed. The last revision: July 18, 2017.

Cottage Foods Producer Registration Form 

This form can be filled online or mailed in.

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 (320) 250-5087. 

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