Cottage Food Laws Kansas

Want to start selling food from home in Kansas? You’re in the right place. While some states have cottage food laws, Kansas simply has a list of items you can sell from your home kitchen or farm without a license.

These are items the Kansas Department of Agriculture deems safe to sell direct-to-consumer at farmer’s markets and similar events, and online. Just like states with cottage food laws, Kansas allows the sale of foods that do not require temperature control to remain safe to eat.

Allowed Foods

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This is a list of foods you can sell from home in Kansas without a license:

  • dry baking mixes
  • cookies
  • breads
  • cakes
  • cinnamon rolls
  • fruit pies/fruit cobbler
  • fresh, dried, or freeze-dried uncut fruits and vegetables
  • microgreens
  • nuts/nut butters
  • honey
  • jams and jellies
  • candy
  • fudge
  • juice/cider
  • herbs and spices
  • dried pasta
  • loose leaf tea
  • vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • poultry (limited quantities)
  • seafood (whole on ice)
  • sourdough starter
  • flour
  • cornmeal
  • popcorn

Not Allowed

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These are the foods you cannot sell from home in Kansas. To sell any of these non-exempt foods, you are required to obtain a food establishment license. Keep in mind that these are examples. This is not an exhaustive list of all the foods you cannot sell.

  • cream or meringue pies
  • cheesecake
  • custards
  • cream-filled cupcakes/donuts
  • hamburgers and hot dogs
  • burritos
  • egg rolls
  • jerky
  • summer sausage or similar products
  • cut melons
  • canned vegetables
  • pickles
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • cut or torn lettuce
  • cut tomatoes

For a full list of exempt and non-exempt foods, check out this food safety guide from the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

Labeling Requirements

You must label the food you sell from your home or farm with the following:

  1. The common name of the product (e.g. apple pie).
  2. Your name and address
  3. The ingredients listed in descending order of
    predominance (from most to least)
  4. The quantity (net weight, volume, or count)

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