3 Ways The Wyoming Food Freedom Act Supports Cottage Businesses Everywhere

| 12/17/2015 10:16:00 AM

Tags: cottage business, Wyoming Food Freedom Act, Wyoming, farmers markets, selling raw milk, Jason and Amanda Brengle, Wyoming,

A Farmers Market

On March 3, 2015, the Wyoming Legislature passed what is considered to be a giant cottage food act.

The Wyoming Food Freedom Act (WFFA) is groundbreaking legislation which allows any food except meat products to be sold by a producer directly to the consumer without inspection or licensing requirements.  Poultry is not considered a meat product and is also allowed to be sold under the WFFA.

The only requirement of the WFFA is “the producer shall inform the end consumer that any food product or food sold at a farmers market or through ranch, farm or home based sales pursuant to this section is not certified, labeled, licensed, packaged, regulated or inspected.”

This means raw milk, eggs, and even poultry are legal to sell directly to the consumer without inspection and labeling.

According to the Wyoming Food Freedom Act, its purpose is to:

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