Originally Posted by AAtKT
I am in Ohio... But never thought about juice... I would think that since juice requires refridgeration (sp?) that it may not fall under the law, but check with them to be sure...
Yeah, that's the tricky thing.
The juice, after it's made, doesn't have to be refridgerated since it'll be made to order and the customer will be drinking it on the spot. The juice we make at home... even the juice we buy at the Whole Foods juice bar... it's never *cold* cold. It's more like a lukewarm kind of cold.
It's beforehand though. How would he keep the fruits and veggies cold? Bring a mini fridge?
In a cooler? *sigh* And then as I was making my juice this morning... I realized there's the issue of cleaning the fruits and veggies before putting them through the juicer. *double sigh*
He has such a great idea--especially since the juice craze is just starting here in Cincinnati--and is really excited about it. I'm even excited about teaming up with him and offering healthy baked goods because, seriously, it just seems wrong for someone to buy a pear-carrot-beet-kale-spinach juice and then I'll be standing there asking if they'd like to buy this big calorie loaded cupcake topped high with buttercream icing.
It'd be sad if he can't start out the cottage food way and build from there.
The links I am providing are from the Ohio Department of Agriculture Website... If you email them, they are prompt at answering questions...
Sent them an email yesterday afternoon.
Also talk with your local Health Department because sometimes they add additional regulations...
Should I talk to the Health Department in the county where we live or in the county where the farmer's market is in?
Thank you SOOO much for all your help!