Public Comment Period Closes for Cottage Food Rules

At the end of July, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) published the rules it was considering adopting related to the implementation of the cottage food industry in Montana. DPHHS accepted public comments on the rules through August 27,...

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Submit Your Comments on Proposed Cottage Food Rules

The Grow Montana Food Policy Coalition, which is housed at and coordinated by NCAT, has been working to streamline and improve the state’s food-safety rules to make them work for Montana’s producers and food entrepreneurs. We had a big win during the 2015 Montana...

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Cottage Food Bill Moving Through Montana Legislature

The Grow Montana Food Policy Coalition, which is housed at and coordinated by NCAT, has prioritized the need for a cottage food law to truly expand economic opportunities for home-based producers. The result of Grow Montana’s efforts is House Bill 478.  The bill had a...

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Cottage Food and the 2015 Montana Legislature

The Grow Montana Food Policy Coalition, which is housed at and coordinated by NCAT, continues efforts to streamline and improve the state's current patchwork of confusing and complicated food-safety rules.  Grow Montana is dedicated to making these rules work for...

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Every day, 80,000 Montana public school students eat school lunch. In 2012-2013, Montana's public K-12 schools spent $25 million on foodservices. Our schools provide a unique platform for supporting Montana agriculture while also engaging students in educational...

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