Originally Posted by CHICKEN RICH
Can anyone tell me if there are any laws about selling our extra eggs.
I have a sign in the front yard saying eggs on porch.
It is an honor system.
A friend of mine said that it is illegal for me to sell the eggs without fda approval.
Is there any truth to this?
Thank you Chicken Rich
Edited by SewingDiva - 8/10/08 at 6:54am
I agree with Ninjapoodles that is really a state law issue.
I just researched a whole bunch of MA general laws, and I couldn't find a stand-alone statute that clearly defines you situation as best as I can tell. I hesitate to include links to what I read because I think it will be confusing, but the gist of what I found is that people who are "transient vendors", meaning people selling things on a non-regular, non-commercial basis, can sell things such as "farm products" they produce themselves as long as they have a permit from their local town.
MA does have several statutes that regulate how eggs are supposed to be graded when they are sold, but it was not clear to me how, or if, that statute applies to people who are transient vendors" selling eggs from their own chickens in a non-commercial setting.
I guess that's not much help, so you might start with your town to see how they address this from a permit perspective.
P.S. - I used this link to search MA laws, it's the offical sate web site.