The Cottage Food Law in Florida allows individuals to sell certain foods produced in a home kitchen. The foods must have a low risk of foodborne illness, as outlined in Section 500.80 of the Florida Statutes. Cottage foods cannot be sold wholesale and can only be sold in the State of Florida. Operators must properly package and label all cottage foods; in addition to free samples for tasting.
On July 1, 2017, the Cottage Food Law was amended. The annual gross sales of cottage food products allowed under the law increased from $15,000 to $50,000. Producers can now sell, offer for sale, and accept payment over the Internet. The product must be delivered in person directly to the consumer, or to a specific event venue.