Selling Homemade Food Products in New Hampshire- Five Part Fact Sheet Series

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Starting a homestead food business is a dream of many home cooks. Beginning small, in your own kitchen, with shelf-stable baked goods and other allowed foods is a practical way to try out this venture.

There are some food safety and legal requirements that will help to create a delicious and safe product. These fact sheets, developed from New Hampshire Food Protection Section guidance, can help to get you started.

Jams and Jellies

The Basics - Part One

Learn what kind of foods you can sell and if a homestead license is required.

cookies for sale

The Basics - Part Two

Information on when Class H Homestead License is required (Non- Exempt)

Commercial kitchen

The Basics - Part Three

Learn when a commercial kitchen food license is required?

hand washing

The Basics - Health and Hygiene

Information to help implement health and hygiene policies.

Sanitizer Label

The Basics - Cleaning & Sanitizing

Learn about routine cleaning and sanitizing procedures.


Mary Choate
Food Safety Field Specialist
Assoc Field Specialist
Phone: 603-787-6944
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Ann Hamilton
Food Safety Field Specialist
Full Extension Field Spec
Phone: (603) 447-3834
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824