How do you start selling eggs in Illinois?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by lalyswishytail, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. lalyswishytail

    lalyswishytail Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in the Chicago area and would like to start selling eggs from a local farmstand. Does anyone know how to get a license or a list of regulations to follow? Thanks!
     
  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok... I've got a starting place, but it's very confusing. I'm looking cause I love digging out this sort of thing, but if you want to start poking through it too, here you go.

    http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/008/00800065sections.html

    IF and I say IF you need a licence, since I'm guessing you have under 3,000 birds, it is a 'limited' license and only costs $15.oo a year. BUT so far, I 'THINK' and that's an early and uneducated think, that if you sell from the premises where the hens are located, you don't even need that... BUT I'm still poking around.

    I tell you, criticize Ohio all you want, but their law is VERY clear, home stands are exempt from all that jaz!!

    anyway, like I said, I'm lookin'
     
  3. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. lalyswishytail

    lalyswishytail Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! You are great! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I've been getting the run around with phone numbers in the Illinois Department of Agriculture and I was terrified to even begin checking out the puzzle palace that would be their web site. Thanks again!
     
  6. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, I'm NOT a lawyer, and I'm not in charge of ANYTHING, possibly it'd be a good idea print out all that, and have them on hand, and/or, call around some more confirming.

    [edit] and you're very welcome. I like digging up data, it's one of the things I'm pretty good at. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks!
     
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