The Ecology Center Farmers’ Market team is looking for Cottage Food Operators that want to sell at our Saturday Downtown Berkeley farmers’ market! Cottage food is a growing part of the local food system, which got a huge boost when California enacted the Homemade Food Act in 2013. This law legalized the production of certain low-risk foods in home kitchens. We’re interested in adding these types of small-scale food producers to our farmers’ markets. For this type of vendor, we’re open to multiple cottage food makers who would share a single booth, or alternate weeks. If you’re a licensed Cottage Food Operator, or know one, with interest in selling at our markets, please take a look at our Processed Food Application here. If you have questions about applying, please contact our Farmers’ Market staff at (510) 548-3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Cottage Food in California, visit the Sustainable Economy Law Center’s site, which has a summary as well as FAQ. Here’s to a (legal) local food economy!
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