Farmer’s Market & Cottage Food

With the passing of HB 0478, new regulations went in to effect in October 2015 regarding Cottage Food and Farmer's Markets. Please refer to the comparison chart and forms below to see which option may be best for you.

The products allowed at a Farmer's Market are also allowed for Cottage Food.

Cottage Food

  • One time label submission and full review
  • One time application
  • State certification provided that lists approved products
  • State certification allows for face to face sales all year throughout Montana including Craft Shows, Alive at 5, etc. (products cannot be sold in retail stores)
  • One Time $40 fee

Note: One time applications may be more frequent with recipe changes or if you move

Farmer's Market

  • Yearly label submission
  • Yearly application
  • No certification provided
  • Approval for face to face sales only at an approved Farmer's Market
  • No fee

Note: Yearly events may be more frequent depending on Farmer's Market or County

If you are planning to be a vendor in the Farmer's Market or are considering a Cottage Food registration, please refer to the following links.