Cottage Food Operation

This program registers operators working under the Cottage Food Operation Law. This law was created to allow some foods to be made in home kitchens and sold at Illinois farmers markets with limited regulation. The purpose of this law is to promote and support the Illinois agriculture and cottage food industries. For a complete list of the foods allowed to be sold and/or to access additional information, please click here. For more information about Cottage Food Operation, please call us at (217) 423-6988 ext: 1134.