Cottage Food Law

Interested in selling foods items at the Gunnison Farmers Market but don’t have access to a commercial kitchen?


In 2012, the Colorado Legislature enacted Senate Bill 12-048, allowing individuals to sell certain types of “cottage foods” at farmers markets that have been produced in unlicensed home kitchens.

Cottage Food products include such items as spices, teas, dehydrated produce, nuts, seeds, honey, candies, jams, jellies and certain types of baked goods.

Follow the link below for a full list of acceptable food items, labeling requirements and the complete set of rules and regulations.

Colorado Cottage Food Act Brochure

Please note that becoming a Cottage Food Producer does require taking a food safety course to ensure proper preparation, handling and storage of food items.

Our local CSU Extension Office holds Serve Safe and Cottage Food classes on a regular basis.  We will post dates for those classes in 2016 as they become available.

Click here to learn more!