Cottage Food Law Maryland

Asked January 18, 2017, 1:43 PM EST

I've been reading cottage food laws in other states, including neighboring states such as Virginia and Delaware. Maryland has the most restrictive law. Why is that so. I understand the issue with health reasons but still I think selling at only farmer's market and events is very restrictive and denies small business owners any flexibility in starting a business. What happens during the winter months when there are no farmer markets of events going on, how does the small business owner handle the loss of income? Are there plans for Maryland to adjust the cottage food law anytime soon? Just thinking.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

This is not our area of expertise. Please see the attached link on MD Rural Enterprise Development Center and look at the Contact information. They may be able to address your questions.