selling food at a farmers market?
my wife is pretty good at baking and has a couple of recipes down pat. She wants to try selling them at a local farmers market. nothing crazy and honestly it's more of a hobby/fun than anything serious (for now).
were just doing some research into the legalities.
A couple of things we're concerned about (or at least I am):
1) I can't seem to find any information about whether or not you can just bake your goods at home, and then take them to the farmers market and sell them.... my initial assumption is that the farmers market people that host /rent the tables would explain this in more detail.
2) Liability: I get that anyone can be sued for anything. What sort of risk would we be open to? I can just think of a number of things off hand:
a) allergies (even though clearly indicating what the items contain)
b) someone gets sick
c) someone chokes?
d) any random stupidity that one can come up with.
3) Calorie labelling? does that even matter? or ingredient labelling?
e.g. would just having a description of the food
"contains X Y Z, contains nuts" be enough?
would we need our own personal insurance for this, or - probably something I can ask the farmers market hosts, if they insure as part of their fee?.
Anyway that's all I can think of at the moment.