Homemade Jams and Jellies
Few things bring back memories of breakfast on the farm (or, for many, breakfast at Grandma’s house) like a jar of homemade jam or jelly. Add to your pantry some of our classic strawberry jelly or plum jam and enjoy the taste of the gardener’s kitchen in your own home.
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- What Are Cottage Foods?
In Arkansas, the sale of Cottage Foods does not require a permit or license from the Arkansas Department of Health ("ADH"). According to section 20-57-201 of the Arkansas Code, a “Cottage Food Production Operation” means a person who produces food items in the person’s home that are not potentially hazardous foods, including without limitation:
- Bakery products
- Fruit butter
- Chocolate-covered fruit and berries that are not cut
Food items that are considered "potentially hazardous" do not qualify as a Cottage Food and, therefore, do require a permit or license to sell from the ADH. These items include:
- Food items that must be kept refrigerated or hot to remain safe (Examples: cheesecakes, Tres Leches cakes, cream or cheese filled items, cream pies, meringue pies, custard pies, items containing meat, and cream cheese based frostings or fillings.)
- Food items made with splenda and similar sugar substitutes