Cottage Food

Beginning October 1, 2015, Montana has implemented a cottage food program that allows certain food items to be produced in a home kitchen and sold to the public. The list of products allowable to be sold under this program is limited and specific to foods that have very low risk of causing foodborne illness.

As of January, 2017, Richland County is home to 3 registered cottage food operations!

Production of cottage food products requires a special registration, review and approval of labeling information and recipes, as well as submission of fees. Please use the Richland County application (PDF) to submit this information. To inquire about this program, contact Stephanie Ler at 406-433-2207.

Rules for Cottage Food Operations and Montana Code Annotated Title 50, Chapter 50 (PDF)