Homemade for Sale: Increase Farm Income with Value-added Products


Workshop audio recordings from the 2015 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Presenters: Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko, Inn Serendipity Farm
Saturday 1-b

From making salsa with your extra tomatoes to offering a bread share to CSA members, “cottage food” legislation lets you earn extra income with value-added products made in your home kitchen. We’ll cover navigating state legislation, identifying your product niche, setting up your business, kitchen organization, and packaging and other marketing considerations. We’ll also look at scaling up into incubator kitchens, co-packers or an on-farm commercial kitchen.