Are you a Florida Beekeeper interested in selling your honey under Florida's cottage food exemption but uncertain of the rules and regulations?As of July 2021, Section 500.80, Florida Statutes, now referred to as the "Home Sweet Home Act," ... READ MORE
In Florida, a person or entity can produce, package, sell, and store cottage food products in their primary home kitchen per Florida Statute 500.80. Cottage food operators do not require a license or permit, and these operations are not inspected ... READ MORE
Florida’s Cottage Food Law allows food entrepreneurs to use their home kitchen to produce food products that are considered not potentially hazardous. Gross sales for a cottage food operation must not exceed $50,000 annually, require no license ... READ MORE
What is the buzz around Florida’s Cottage Food law? Are you a Florida beekeeper and interested in selling your honey under cottage food law, but uncertain of the rules and regulations?
Beekeepers are permitted to sell raw honey as a cottage ... READ MORE
One of the joys of fishing is eating the fish you catch, but you may find your catch doesn't taste as fresh as expected. Fish must be handled properly or they will spoil quickly. In addition to disappointing taste, fish stored or processed improperly ... READ MORE
What is a Cottage Food?
A cottage food product is a non-potentially hazardous food product produced in an unlicensed home kitchen. A person who produces a cottage food product is a Cottage Food Operator.
Does a Cottage Food Operator require ... READ MORE
Interested in growing your own small food related business? Agents Roy Beckford and Jennifer Hagen of the Lee County Extension Office can help.
The Urban Gardening and Micro-Business class series will introduce practical and technical concepts ... READ MORE
Interested in starting a new food related business in Lee County but confused as to what regulatory agency regulates what in Florida?
There are three main agencies that regulate food establishments in Florida: the Department of Health, ... READ MORE