Alabama Laws on Selling Eggs And Produce?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by alabamachick, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. alabamachick

    alabamachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been considering starting to sell our eggs and some of the extra produce we have grown. In the fall I am doing a huge garden, and then again next spring and fall, etc.

    What are the laws in Alabama about selling eggs and produce out of your back yard? Can I market it, like a website, craigslist ad, maybe even newspaper?

    Not looking to make a ton of money or anything, just looking to supplement our income... Do I have to claim that on my taxes??
     
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  2. chickortreat

    chickortreat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't ask, don't tell...........[​IMG] It's no one's business but yours anyway. It can't be against the law because the Alabama Farm Bulletin has them for sale. Same with produce.
     
  3. alabamachick

    alabamachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah thats what I was hoping, But I have read on here that some people have actually gotten in trouble for selling eggs without being licensed?

    I think in some states you have to have 50 or more birds to have to get a license, but I cant find anything about it for Alabama. I only have 10 hens at the moment.

    I am hoping that by the fall we'll be getting 9-10 eggs a day and that my fall veggies will have come in too. I guess I can always claim ignorance? [​IMG]

    ETA:
    This is what I found. I take this to mean that I can sell my OWN eggs as long as I didnt get them anywhere else. Or I can sell them for "hatching". Am I right in that?

    The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to:

    (1) Producers who sell eggs of their own hens' production and who do not sell eggs received or purchased from other sources, unless such a producer elects to come under this chapter by applying for and securing a permit as provided in Section 2-12-4;

    (2) Eggs to be used exclusively for hatching purposes; and

    (3) Bona fide shipments of eggs in interstate commerce.
     
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  4. bobbyesox

    bobbyesox Out Of The Brooder

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    I know this is an older post, but I just noticed it. [​IMG] Alabama simply requires that you have a label on the eggs stating what size they are (to be determined by weighing a dozen eggs) and your name/address. No other requirements. That is state-wide, not county by county.
     
  5. TennesseeChicken

    TennesseeChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Tennessee, close to the Alabama border and have a few people in AL interested in buying our eggs. Does anyone know about selling eggs from TN in AL? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Mary Bowers
    www.bowersfarmtn.com
     

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