- Farmers markets
- Food stands
- Retail stores
- Mail orders
Cottage food operations don’t need to get a license from their health department, but they do need to check with their county to see if any zoning requirements apply to them.
Operations do not need to collect any state sales tax, but they may need to collect local sales taxes (it is different for each city and county). If your parish requires you to collect tax on these kinds of sales, you can find your local and state tax rates here.
- Jams & jellies
Only food items in these categories are allowed:
Unlike most states, Louisiana allows custard and cream-filled bakery products.
An operation is a one-person business: they cannot have another individual help them make their products.
Pets are never allowed in the part of the home where the food is being made.