Free Colorado State University webinar helps people understand Colorado cottage food bill

Colorado State University is offering a webinar for individuals who want to learn more about starting a home-based food processing business. The webinar is free and will be offered from 6 – 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11.

Colorado lawmakers recently passed a new cottage foods bill that allows small batch food processing by home businesses, but with very clear directions about the types of products, volume of sales and education needed.

Colorado State University Extension is providing a webinar for those who want to learn more. The webinar will cover basics of Colorado’s Cottage Food Act and how to start a home-based food business, including:
• eligible products;
• potential markets;
• food safety training requirements;
• licensing and registrations;
• insurance information and
• potential costs and returns for cottage food business.

To join this webinar, click on five minutes prior to webinar. Click on “Enter as a guest,” type your name, and then click “ok” to enter the webinar. Audio will be over the internet.

The webinar also will be recorded and the link will be posted several days following the webinar at

The webinar is hosted by CSU Extension and the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition in the College of Applied Human Sciences.