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Cottage food laws are the first step in starting a food business.  Next is scaling up in a shared use commercial kitchen.  Then, when you are ready to begin full retail sales, internet sales and crossing state lines, it is time to look at using a copacker.

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Of course, getting fresh local crops can be important, so it helps to know when they will be ripe! Below is a general month by month overview for the northern hemisphere (North America and Europe. Be sure to see the state or area-specific harvest calendar on each web page. Below, keep in mind this is very general, and , the South will be the earlier end, and the North, the latter:

  • November to March - Citrus (oranges, grapefruit, mandarins, etc, in so Cal, AZ, NM, TX, FL
  • March - April: Asparagus
  • Late April-June: strawberries
  • June- July: cherries
  • June-August: blueberries, blackberries
  • July-September: peaches, figs, tomatoes, green beans
  • July-October: raspberries
  • August - Figs, Fall raspberries start, early apples
  • September-October: apples and grapes
  • October: late apples, Pumpkins
  • December: Christmas trees

Specific Fruit and Vegetable Picking and Preserving Guides and Recipes

After you go to The Kitchen Terminal Camarillo, you may want to freeze, can or preserve the fruit or vegetables you get there. See these pages below for detailed, illustrated, step-by-step instructions that make it easy!

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