Selling local in Oregon - Information on the laws and regulations

Information about the Oregon food distribution laws.


Food Safety Modernization Act - How it effects Oregon

Oregon Department of Agriculture

Food Safety - The mission of the Oregon Department of Agriculture Food Safety Program is to help prevent the spread of foodborne illness. 
Home (Domestic) Kitchen Licensing - Anyone who would like to sell food that is made in his or her home kitchen must meet special requirements and must obtain a domestic kitchen license.
Buy Oregon Agriculture - Our program connects Oregon growers, processors, wholesalers, and distributors to buyers in local, national, and international markets to grow sales for Oregon agriculture.
Oregon Farm Direct - Search this directory of roadside/farm stands and farmers markets with farmers authorized to accept the seasonal Farm Direct Nutrition Program (Farm Direct) checks, also known as “Farmers’ Market coupons”, and the new WIC Fruit & Veggie Program (F&V) vouchers.
Oregon Cottage Law - Senate Bill 320 went into effect in 2016

Department of Agriculture Food establishment standards and standards for retail food service activities - In addition to the definitions set forth in ORS Chapter 616, the following shall apply...

 Other sources

The folks at Forager have done an amazing job summarizing the nations cottage food laws.  Whew, we thank them!  

Oregon Farm Direct program. 

Forager also rates each state program.  Oregon has three programs that were reviewed and compared to others in the United States.