The right to buy and sell local foods has been restored in Wyoming!
Wyoming Food Freedom's goal is to promote, encourage and assist in developing relationships between conscientious producers of clean, wholesome local foods and the consumers who seek them.
The Wyoming Food Freedom Act was signed by Governor Mead on March 3, 2015. The bill became effective upon his signing and is now the law in Wyoming.
Connecting Wyoming local food consumers to local farms, ranches and other cottage food producers .
Develop a co-operative network of Farm Stands across Wyoming to assist producers to distribute Wyoming produced products to consuners.
Develop a co-operative network of producers including bulk buys of seeds, sharing of equipment and distribution of crops.
Please read the Wyoming Food Freedom Act. Yes it is full of legalese, but it is only 6 pages, so it is worth going through it and important to know the law if you are going to produce local foods.
Basic information about the Act:
Except as noted below, any food may be sold as long as there is only a single transaction between a producer and informed end consumer. no middleman allowed. The consumer must be informed that the product is not licensed, inspected or regulated.
Raw milk, or any milk products, including pasteurized milk is allowed.
Poultry is allowed, either raw or chicken products.
All other meats must follow other laws or regulations covering these products. We are assuming that means roast beef sandwich or pork pot pie are not allowed under this law, but a chicken tamale would be allowed.
Meats may still be sold either USDA or Wyoming inspected. Live animal sales for meat are allowed.
"The purpose of the Wyoming Food Freedom Act is to allow for the sale and consumption of homemade foods, and to encourage the expansion of agricultural sales by farmers markets, ranches, farms and home based producers," the legislation states. It applies to food sales that take place directly between produer and consumer, where products are bought for home consumption, and does not apply to meat except for poulty.
Unless noted on each product, products are not licensed, inspected or certified.
J. B. "Local free range and produced? where do i get some?"
M.W. " Love this! I'll add my products, etc. when it's ready. Thanks for the hard work -- I'd be willing to help in any way."
T.S. "Great Idea! Love to have our dairy herd listed, and be able to find other food producers."
Producers - click here to list your food products that are available to your local consumers.
Consumers - click here to locate local foods in your area.
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