Okay, I am smart. I have two college degrees, I have worked professionally in talk radio, and I know a thing or two about writing. BUT FOR THE LIFE OF ME, I STILL DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THIS MEANS. Someone please explain this to me. These are the laws for selling eggs in Oregon. I am not technically selling them, I am trading them to a guy who just happens to own a coffee shop. Do I need a license or not? What about labeling? Can I just put the name of our farm with the statement Farm Fresh Eggs? HELP! ---------------------------- An egg handler is any person who has possession or control of eggs for sale to another egg handler, retailer, or to a person who processes and sells the eggs to another egg handler, retailer or consumer. Licensing A producer is required to have an egg handler's license from the ODA Food Safety Division if the producer sells graded eggs to retailers, cafes, bakeries, hospitals, schools, boarding houses or institutions. A producer does not need a license if the producer is selling and delivering eggs of the producer's own production directly to an individual consumer. Eggs may be sold at farmers' markets or roadside stands without an egg handler's license and without labeling, but only by the farm that produces the eggs-this exemption does not include eggs produced by friends or relatives or on neighboring farms. A producer may also sell without an egg handler license, if they sell only ungraded eggs to a dealer. A retailer needs an egg handler's license if he or she grades eggs or packages graded eggs in his/her own carton. A license is not required if the retailer sells, to the consumer, eggs that previously have been candled and graded by an egg handler in compliance with ORS 632.705 to 632.815, http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/632.html . Eggs must be graded and sized according to the standards outlined in OAR 603-022-0300 through 603-022-0340, http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OARS_600/OAR_603/603_tofc.html . AA, A and B eggs are the only grades legally sold away from the farm. An egg handler's license can be obtained after inspection and approval by an ODA food safety specialist. Packaging and labeling Each egg container or sub-container shall be plainly marked with the following: (Use boldface-typed letters that contrast with the background color.) name and address of producer, wholesaler, or retailer by, or for, whom the eggs were packed size of egg grade of egg assigned permit number (if applicable) net quantity (e.g., one dozen) If a producer is selling his or her own eggs on-site, or at a farmers' market, a statement of net quantity is required. Any time a package is sold at a location other than where it was packaged, it must also include the name and address of the producer, wholesaler, or retailer. If displayed in bulk, eggs must be segregated by size and grade with a sign displaying the size and grade information. In addition to the fee for the annual egg handler's license, a fee of ¼¢ per dozen is required to be paid by the person/firm first offering eggs for sale in Oregon. This fee pays for grading services provided by ODA.