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Q: Can I prepare samples at home to bring to the farmers market?

A: Yes. Only cottage food products can be prepared at home to bring to the market. However, if you
Food product samples
make something like pesto with ingredients you are selling at the market, then it needs to be prepared onsite. There is no training requirement for food product sampling. You do need to follow the special event licensing requirements (but you do not need to get a license). See our video series and resources to comply with the 2014 
Minnesota Safe Food Sampling Law.
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