Okay, so your garden went crazy this year, you have a bounty of Habanero peppers and you learned how to safely can it into some delicious jelly with the help of the US Dept of Agriculture website. Your friends and family went crazy over your jelly and suddenly you begin to wonder, could this could actually become a money maker?
If you are new to this, you may be surprised to learn that there is a Cottage Goods industry where you can sell your home baked goods and canned jams.
The regulations differ from state to state and even within counties so you have to do your research first. There are limits on the amount of money you can profit each year and you cannot wholesale or sell online, but it can be a fun way to make some extra spending money for the holidays.
Potential write offs: Baking and canning supplies and equipment. Produce and gardening supplies.
Cottage Food Laws by State is a great website to jump start your information search or just Google it.