Can I prepare food at my house and sell it at the Farmer’s Market?

You may if you are not dealing with potentially hazardous foods.  If you are making cookies, breads, and other non-regulated non-potentially hazardous foods, then you may qualify as a Cottage Food maker.  In that case, we would request that you fill out a simple Cottage Food Risk Assessment form and talk to an Environmental Health Specialist to make sure that what you are doing is truly low risk and exempt from permitting.  If you are preparing potentially hazardous foods, then you would need a permit as that is not exempt.

Public Health - Idaho North Central District
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Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: (208) 799-3100
Fax: (208) 799-0349

Idaho Careline: 211

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All information is general in nature and is not intended to be used as a substitute for appropriate professional advice.

For more information please call (208) 799-3100 or Idaho Careline: 211.

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