With the passing of HB 0478, new regulations went in to effect in October 2015 regarding Cottage Food and Farmer's Markets. Please refer to the comparison chart and forms below to see which option may be best for you.
The products allowed at a Farmer's Market are also allowed for Cottage Food.
One time label submission and full review
One time application
State certification provided that lists approved products
State certification allows for face to face sales all year throughout Montana including Craft Shows, Alive at 5, etc. (products cannot be sold in retail stores)
One Time $40 fee
Note: One time applications may be more frequent with recipe changes or if you move
Yearly label submission
No certification provided
Approval for face to face sales only at an approved Farmer's Market
Note: Yearly events may be more frequent depending on Farmer's Market or County
If you are planning to be a vendor in the Farmer's Market or are considering a Cottage Food registration, please refer to the following links.