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For food entrepreneurs

Do you make and sell baked goods, canned pickles, salsa or other foods? You may make these items at home and sell them at farmers markets. The following are resources to help keep your food safe.

Safe food sampling for farmers market vendors

Learn how to provide safe food samples and comply with the Safe Food Sampling law. Find videos, checklists and other resources.

Cottage foods

Do you make and sell home-baked goods, home-canned pickles, salsa, jam or jelly? Be sure you sell a safe product.

Sanitation and illness

Other resources

  • Food Safety for Food Entrepreneurs - Iowa State University Extension Store

    A series for food entrepreneurs about best practices related to food safety, food labeling, and cleaning and sanitation of food contact surfaces. Free to download.
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