Michigan Cottage Food Law

Learn how to prepare and sell foods to the public under Michigan’s Cottage Food Law. This two-hour workshop combines education about the Michigan Cottage Food Law and the food safety aspects of preparing and selling cottage foods safely and successfully. Michigan Cottage Food Law allows residents to manufacture foods in home kitchens and storing those products at home. Topics include preparing, packaging, labeling, storing, and transporting cottage foods. 

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Inspector will be available for the Q&A portion of this workshop.

MSU Product Center joins us to cover the business aspects of the Michigan Cottage Food Law.

Participants that attend the full program will receive a Michigan Cottage Food Law/ Food Safety Certificate.

This is a free workshop, taught by MSU Extension Food Safety Educators and MSU Product Center Educators.


Tuesday, January 17, 2 - 4 p.m. ET

Thursday, February 16, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET 

Wednesday, March 8, 6 - 8 p.m. ET 

Thursday, March 23, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET 

Wednesday, April 5, 2 - 4 p.m. ET 

Monday, April 10, 6 -8 p.m. ET

Tuesday, May 9, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

Wednesday, May 24, 2 - 4 p.m. ET

Wednesday, June 14, 6 - 8 p.m. ET

Join us online via Zoom using your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or any device with internet access.

Registration for Michigan Cottage Food Law is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 13, 2023.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information about the program contact Karen Fifield at fifield@msu.edu or Kellie Jordan jorda136@msu.edu.