Have you ever had the greatest food idea and wondered if you could produce and sell it from your own home? Well it may not be that easy. According to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, a person who operates and produces from their home can have a Cottage Food Production Operation which allows them to sell items, but there are restrictions and specific requirements that must be met. Here’s what you need to know about Cottage Food Production Operation and if it is a fit for you.
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The Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen (NOCK) was created to be a place for food entrepreneurs to expand their businesses through access to an affordable, commercially licensed kitchen. Anthony Brabaker from Cocina Al Sol is one of those entrepreneurs that have taken advantage of the facility.
The Leaf and Seed Café, a made-from-scratch vegan meal service that focuses on creating vegan meals that are reminiscent of childhood favorites, first started out in 2017 with just the idea of providing vegan meals for special events.