19. WSDA Food Processor License and Facilities
Many small and direct marketing farms are adding value to their raw products by canning, freezing, drying, dehydrating, cooking, pressing, powdering, packaging, baking, heating, mixing, grinding, churning, separating, extracting, cutting, fermenting, eviscerating, preserving, jarring, slaughtering, smoking and other forms of food processing.
20. Cottage Food Permit
In 2011 the Washington State Legislature passed a Cottage Food Law that makes it possible for farmers and food businesses to sell products made in an inspected home kitchen instead of in a commercial kitchen. Products sold with the new "Cottage Food Permit" must be considered "low risk" and can only be sold directly to the end consumer at places such as farmers markets, farm stands and seasonal events (e.g., harvest festivals).