Friday, June 10, 2011

Can I make jams and jellies in my home and sell them?

A special Louisiana law, La R.S. 40:4.9, passed in 1991 and amended in 1995 and 1997, provides an opportunity for an individual to make jams and jellies in their home instead of a commercial kitchen if their sales do not exceed $5,000 in a year. The state sanitary codes do not apply to these individuals, but the law should not be construed to imply that any unwholesome foods should be sold.

Louisiana has lots of luscious berries that can be used to make jellies and jams. Recently at the Sunflower Trail in Gilliam, LA I had an opportunity to see lots of people selling homemade jams and jellies.

Making the jams and jellies in your home and then selling at farmers markets is a great way to start a small business.


Sheryl and Denny said...

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