Colorado Cottage Foods Act

Cottage Foods In Colorado

      The Colorado Cottage Foods Act allows limited types of food products that are non-potentially hazardous (do not require refrigeration for safety) to be sold directly to the consumer without licensing or inspection.

Steps For Starting a Cottage Food Business

  1. Review the Cottage Food Act
  2. Complete a Food Safety Course
  3. Contact the city and county to see if a business license is needed

Food Safety Classes

 -This can be done online or in person


 For more information on healthy eating and local foods visit the Colorado State University Extension Office's website regarding Local Agricultural Products Directory & Information.

Upcoming Classes

Learn to safely produce food from home for your cottage food business!  Click here for more information.