Approved Cottage Food Chart

Type of Fruit

Jams, Jellies, Preserves

Fruit Butter

Fruit Pies

Apple OK OK OK
Apricot OK OK OK
Banana * PROHIBITED *
Blackberry OK * OK
Blueberry OK * OK
Boysenberry OK * OK
Cherry OK * OK
Cranberry OK * OK
Grape OK OK OK
Nectarine OK * OK
Orange OK * OK
Peach OK OK OK
Pear * PROHIBITED *
Pepper PROHIBITED * *
Plum OK OK OK
Prune * OK *
Pumpkin * PROHIBITED PROHIBITED
Quince OK OK OK
Raspberry OK * OK
Red Currant OK * OK
Rhubarb PROHIBITED * *
Strawberry OK * OK
Tangerine OK * OK
Sweet Potato * * PROHIBITED
Tomato PROHIBITED * *
      
Cottage Food Operators may combine specifically allowed products. For example, an apple-cranberry jelly or pie is allowed, as is a peach-apricot butter. But a strawberry-rhubarb jelly is prohibited.

An asterisk ( * ) means the product has not been specifically allowed or prohibited. A cottage food operation seeking to produce and sell such a product (for example, a strawberry-rhubarb pie) must, at its own expense, submit the recipe to a commercial laboratory to be tested and documented as non-potentially hazardous (less than 4.6 pH).