Oregon’s Farm Direct Marketing Law allows farmers to turn what they grow into low-risk, value-added products like jams and pickles, and to sell them directly to customers without a food processors license.
Oregon’s Farm Direct Marketing Law: Producer-processed Value-added Products: A guide for farmers and market managers has a flow chart letting farmers know if their products qualify for the license exemption.
To view the full list of exemptions from the Oregon Department of Agriculture's (ODA) Food Safety Division read What Can I Do Without a License?
Field to Market Demonstration Videos
To ensure that products sold under the Oregon Farm Direct Marketing Law are legal and safe, the OSU Extension Service FCH Program in Clackamas County created a series of five 10-minute videos to explain the law and teach research-based food preservation techniques for using a pH meter, water bath canning fruit syrups, pickling hot peppers, fermenting vegetables, and drying apples and apple fruit leather.
Click on the images for videos.
Going Beyond Farm Direct
Visit these resources if your product no longer qualifies for farm direct exemption.
Certified Kitchen Finder: https://www.thekitchendoor.com/kitchen-rental/oregon
OSU's Food Innovation Center; https://fic.oregonstate.edu
PCC Getting Your Recipe to Market https://www.pcc.edu/climb/small-business/getting-your-recipe-to-market/
For more information about licensing requirements for domestic kitchens and commercial facilities, and to find your local ODA food safety specialist, visit the ODA Food Safety Program web page: http://egov.oregon.gov/ ODA/FSD/.