Resources for Food and Farming Enterprises


Food Justice Enterprises

This comprehensive guide covers California-specific legal topics for small and medium sized food enterprises, including restaurants, farms, and grocery stores. Click here to download the PDF!

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Do you know about California's Neighborhood Food Act? It could help you grow food in your backyard if you live in an property governed by a Homeowners' Association or if you rent a single family home or flat in a duplex. Click here for the FAQ.

NEW! California Urban Agriculture Food Safety Guide: this very comprehensive guide was created by our Law Center in collaboration with UC Cooperative Extension and it contains the most up-to-date information on federal and on California food safety laws, as well as tons of practical steps and tips for implementing good practices on your urban farm. Click here to download the PDF.

How to Sell and Donate Produce in California: A Bite-Sized Legal Guide. Click here for the PDF! 

En Español: Cómo Vender Productos de Patios Traseros, Jardines Comunitarios y Granjas Pequeñas

How to Sell Eggs in California: A Bite-Sized Legal Guide. Click here for the PDF!

En Español: Cómo: Vender Huevos en California

How to Get Organic Certification in California: A Bite-Sized Legal Guide. Click here for the PDF! 

How to Run an ADA Accessible Urban Farm: A Bite-Sized Legal Guide. Click here for the PDF!

How to Sell Produce in San Jose, California (for farmers and retailers): Click here for the PDF!

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Do you know about California Homemade Food Act? This groundbreaking 2012 bill allows YOU to make and sell certain foods from your own home kitchen. Click here for the FAQ.

How to Start a Home-Based Food Business: A Bite-Sized Legal Guide. Click here for the PDF!

En Español: Cómo: Crear una Empresa de Comida Casera

How to Become a Personal Chef in California: A Bite-Sized Legal Guide. Click here for the PDF!

How to Operate a Pushcart in Oakland, California: A Bite-Sized Legal Guide. Click here for the PDF!

For the latest legislative developments about California homemade food laws, check out our Food News Blog.

Do you need to raise money for your food or farm enterprise? Are you interested in raising money from ordinary people instead of banks and other financial institutions? Then you should use our Grassroots Finance Guide for California Farmers!

For additional creative financing resources, check out our Grassroots Finance page.

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Workshops: For a list of our upcoming workshops, click here to see the events page.

Legal Advice: We offer donation-based legal advice to small-scale food enterprises and other community-based enterprises through our Resilient Communities Legal Cafe. Locations rotate weekly to different San Francisco Bay Area locations. Click here to see the schedule and RSVP.

Bite-Sized Guides: We are constantly creating new easy-to-understand legal guides on a variety of topics, including food and farming! Click here to visit see all of our bite-sized guides.

 


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