New Design and Format for Cottage Food Registration Cards

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November 30, 2020

Greetings, Cottage Food Producers! 

In 2021, cottage food registration cards will have a new design and format. Registrations sent out for next year will be one-sided, and will display the current registration year, a limited production address, a silhouette of the State of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture logo. The registration will no longer be a full sheet, but rather a smaller envelope-sized card. The design will look similar to the image below.  

There are three main reasons for making this change. First, the MDA received feedback from registered cottage food producers requesting a more private production address to be listed on the registration card. Second, this change will allow for quicker turn-around time due to easier printing and mailing of the cards. Third, this format will be unique to cottage food registrations and will continue to set it apart from other types of registrations and licenses issued by the MDA. 


Cottage Foods Registration


Please contact us at (651) 201-6062 or send us an email at with questions you may have regarding cottage food producer training or registration. Additionally, please visit our website at to learn more about cottage food producer registration and trainings. 

We look forward to working with you for the 2021 registration year.  


Minnesota Department of Agriculture 

Food & Feed Safety Division 


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