Understanding the Cottage Food Law
Vendors of the Milford Farmers' Market whom fall under the Cottage Food Law are required to follow proper labeling guidelines.In addition, Cottage Food Law vendors must provide all required documents and vendor guidelines before being accepted into the market.
Information About Michigan's New "Cottage Food" Law - This new law exempts a "cottage food operation" from the licensing and inspection provisions of the Food Law of 2000. A "cottage food operation" is defined as a person who produces or packages a "non-potentially hazardous" food (such as baked goods, jams, jellies, candy, snack foods, cereal, granola, dry mixes, vinegar, or dried herbs) in a home kitchen (the kitchen of the person's primary domestic residence). A cottage food operation would still have to comply with the labeling, adulteration, disclosure, and other provisions found in the Food Law, as well as other applicable state or federal laws, or local ordinances. Select the links below for more information about Cottage Foods in Michigan.
Frequently Asked Questions of the Cottage Food Law (click here for pdf.)
Cottage Food Law Labeling Requirements (click here for pdf.)