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Q: Where do I find the cottage food list?

A: The food list offered by Minnesota Farmers' Market Association and the Minnesota Cottage Food Producer Association is a guideline of food allowed or not allowed under the cottage food law licesning exemption. The food list is updated freuqently and posted on the Minnesota Cottage Food Producer Assoociation's webpage. 

Cottage food producers are responsible for ensuring their products meet the legal requirements of the law. Final legal determination for cottage food products rests with MDA. If a food item is not on this list, contact your local Minnesota Department of Agriculture Food Inspector by calling (651) 201-6027 or email

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