Colorado Cottage Foods Act

Cottage Foods In Colorado

The Colorado Cottage Foods Act allows limited types of food products that are non-potentially hazardous (do not require refrigeration for safety) to be sold directly to the consumer without licensing or inspection.

Steps For Starting a Cottage Food Business

  1. Review the Cottage Food Act
  2. Complete a Food Safety Course
  3. Contact the city and county to see if a business license is needed

Food Safety Classes

This can be done online or in person


For more information on healthy eating and local foods visit the Colorado State University Extension Office's website regarding Local Agricultural Products Directory & Information.

Upcoming Classes

Information about classes will be updated when the information becomes available!