Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Selling Flower Jelly?
A couple years ago I tried my hand at making flower jellies. After all, I had all these edible flowers around the yard, why not make good use of them? I made wood violet jelly and white clover jelly. Both were quite delicious jellies. This year I want to do nasturtium, borage, red clover, dandelion, lavender and possibly even lilac jellies.
I thought about selling my jellies, but I am not sure my state regulations will allow. As far as I can tell fruit jellies can be made in the home and sold with proper licensing, etc. But, does that extend to flower jellies? And then there's the situation of harvesting. I keep my harvesting to untreated yards and woods (mainly my own), but how would the state feel about that?
Best I can do is ask!
Update: My state only allows the sale of home processed high acid fruit jams, jellies and preserves within the state. I need a commercial kitchen and proper licensing to sell flower jellies. :-(