You can make money as a Florida Cottage Food Operator. Some people are looking for a way to make a living, some just want a little extra in their pocket. If you are looking for a way to earn some cash and happen to enjoy making food, being a Cottage Food Operator might be your perfect gig. Check out this video to learn more about Florida’s Cottage Food laws. We also cover some food safety basics and review best management practices for your small business.
I have provided some links to additional information on making money as a Florida Cottage Food Operator. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has great information on Cottage Food Operations here. More information from the University of Florida on food safety is available here. Additional information on common allergen-producing foods is here. Plus, UF has basic business skills information here. Lastly, Rutgers University has a really nice checklist to make sure your kitchen is ready for food manufacturing here.