What are the laws for selling eggs in Georgia?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by m_shuman, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. m_shuman

    m_shuman Songster

    Apr 22, 2011
    Springfield, GA
    I live in Effingham County a rural area outside of Savannah and I have been invited to sell my jellies and jams at a local farmers market. I was wondering where I can find information on selling eggs. I thought it might be a good idea to sell my eggs from my backyard flock at the farmers market as well. When searching I could not find any info concerning Georgia laws on selling eggs. I just don't want to go through the trouble of packaging them, labeling them and taking them to the market only to find out I can't sell them or worse yet have them taken away. Any help or direction woulf be greatly appreciated.
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    It is my understanding that in GA you must pay a small fee and take a basic exam before you can sell eggs. It is also my understanding that the state hasn't offered the exam for some years due to lack of funds. This is something I read here a while back, probably a couple of years ago. I have no idea whether it is true, or who you would contact to find out. Not much help, I know, but it would explain why I never see "eggs for sale" signs in my area even though there are chickens all around.

    Maybe the county extension office?
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

  4. meyerwil

    meyerwil In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2013
  5. Spanishchick

    Spanishchick Chirping

    Nov 29, 2013
    My Coop
    So I'm not clear....I know this post is kind of old but for small sales its ok without the class?
  6. mereinolan

    mereinolan In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2014
    South Georgia
    It sounds that way to me. I'm wondering too.
  7. herbsherbsflowers

    herbsherbsflowers Songster

    May 25, 2008
    Covington, GA
    Contact your local cooperative extension office. They are the ones who give the class here in Newton County. Quite a few people up here sell eggs at farmer's markets and through CSA's. They are supposed to have taken the candling class.

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