This year, the Oregon Legislature created the Home Bakery Exemption, which allows people to produce certain baked goods and confectionary items in their home kitchens and sell them directly to consumers without having to be licensed as a food establishment. This short guide explains the basics and answers common questions about the Exemption.
This resource was prepared by Small Farms and Family and Community Health faculty, in consultation with Oregon Department of Agriculture Food Safety. The Home Baking Bill FAQ was co-written by Oregon Food Bank; which led the campaign to create the new Exemption.
Oregon’s Farm Direct Law allows farmers to turn what they grow into low-risk, value-added foods like jams and pickles, to sell direct to consumers, without being a licensed food processor. That sentence – like the law itself – has a lot of detail packed into it. This short guide unpacks those details for farmers and farmers’ market managers. (It’s handy for other people, too.)
This guide was prepared by Small Farms and Family and Community Health faculty, in consultation with Oregon Department of Agriculture Food Safety.