Quick Guide to Texas' Cottage Industry
What are cottage foods?
Food produced in the home and sold directly to consumers
What types of food are allowed?
Baked goods, candy, nuts, fruit pies, jams, pickles, coffee and tea, dried goods
What foods are not allowed?
Meat, dairy, canned vegetables, salsas, baked goods that require refrigeration
What is the maximum gross sales?
$50,000 per year
Where can cottage foods be sold?
Farmers markets, community events, farm stands, producer’s home
What cottage food sales are not allowed?
Restaurants/businesses, internet sales (though having a website is fine), craft fairs/flea markets
What licensing is needed?
Food handler’s license
Address of food producer and a statement explaining that the food is made in a home kitchen
Want to learn more? Visit farmandranchfreedom.org/texas-cottage-foods-law for complete information.