I need some assistance here on the legalities of selling honey. I have a few hives at my house in Hendersonville, TN (Sumner county) and have started selling honey to friends, neighbors, and coworkers. I now have an opportunity to set up a small honey stand in one of the local restaurants...as long as I'm legal. What is considered legal in this aspect? Do I need a business license? Do I collect/charge sales tax? Where do I go to get myself "legal"?
Until now I've considered myself a hobbyist and "legal" to me was making sure my hives were registered through the state ag dept and making sure my honey labels met the minimum standards.
Thanks for any help.