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  1. #1
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    Default California "cottage foods" bill introduced and passed!

    Effective January 2013 it looks like small honey producers will be able to process and sell their honey legally, up to $35,000 in 2013, $40,000 in 2014 and $50,000 in 2015.

    After taking some food processing test and paying somewhere between $200-$400 dollars per year you can get the permit to process honey in your own kitchen.

    Its a start, but the permits are still pricey considering it would take atleast 20 bottles of honey to pay for the permit at $10 a bottle, and that doesnt include the price of the bottle and label!!
    Coyote Creek Bees

  2. #2
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    Apr 2012
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    Long Beach, Ca
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    Default Re: California "cottage foods" bill introduced and passed!

    Nice idea... To bad it comes with more fees. Sadly though, not the least bit surprising.

    Currently, what would be required to sell honey in CA?

  3. #3
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    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: California "cottage foods" bill introduced and passed!

    If you are selling directly to the consumer its not a big deal. If selling at farmers markets you might have to register with you're county department of Ag. they give you a certificate.
    If you want to wholesale to someone who intends to resell you're honey, you need to jump through a lot of hoops. Inspected food service kitchen etc.
    Dan

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