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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 Ohio Co-Packing Services, 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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