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Selling home canned products
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paula    Posted 08-04-2003 at 09:17:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wondering if anyone on here has sold products you canned in house. My cousin makes peppered bacon and I do spagetti sauce and we are having a hard time finding what the regulations are if we want to start selling these items? Thanks!

dale b [ ontario canada ]    Posted 08-05-2003 at 09:02:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
paula, i think it is a great way to make a few extra bucks.
my wife and i sell eggs,turkey,veggies fresh from the garden and canned goods at the end of our driveway. we have been doing it for years now and the extra cash really adds up.
we have had no complaints yet.....
its also a great way to meet people and chew the fat for a while.
we only have 50 chickens and a couple acre garden, so we are not toooo big.
personally, we have never done the farmers market. we do just fine at home.
dale b

Dale K Ontario too    Posted 08-05-2003 at 15:16:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Watch out for your local health unit, if they see you they'll come after you to get your kitchen inspected and approved, etc. and you can't afford to meet their requirements.

RayP(MI)    Posted 08-04-2003 at 17:21:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Check with your local health department. Here, they've got enough regulations and inspections to discourage most anyone!

Kathy    Posted 08-04-2003 at 10:12:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Here in KY the state just put in place rules & regs for home produced items. It sounded great, now we could legally sell more than just cookies & produce at the farmers markets & on the farm.
Boy, were we all wrong! Now there's paperwork for everything including the items we used to be able to sell.
So unless we want to have a lot of government involvement & a group of officials in Franfort telling us what we can sell, where we sell it & even what amounts of ingredients(% differs by product produced) have to be grown on our own farm it's not worth it!
Just one example of the idiocy: with their blessing we can sell canned greens(turnip/mustard/collard) which historically have had a higher probability of having botulism if not done properly, but so far we can't sell salsa or other vinegar based relishes! Pure idiocy I tell you!!

Salmoneye    Posted 08-04-2003 at 09:37:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Check with your State Department Of Agriculture...

Here in VT we can do almost anything smallscale such as at farmers markets or out of your yard...

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