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307-349-8316
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Wyoming Food Freedom Act

Established in March 2015 and updated in 2017, the Wyoming Food Freedom Act allows for producers to sell directly to consumers. The purpose of the Act is to "allow for the sale and consumption of homemade foods, and to encourage the expansion of agricultural sales by farmers markets, ranches, farms and home based producers," the legislation states. It applies to food sales that take place directly between producer and consumer, where products are bought for home consumption. It was the first act of its kind in the US to free the market from the chains of regulation. 

In accordance with the act, producers are legally allowed to sell the following foods directly to consumers:​

  • Raw milk and dairy products (such as homemade cheese and yogurt) 

  • Home processed poultry and poultry products. These items must follow the USDA guidelines for poultry processing and comply with WY labeling and temperature requirements.*

  • Home processed rabbit and fish will be permitted after July 1, 2017.*

  • Eggs

  • Homemade baked goods, such as breads, rolls, cakes, cookies, pies, etc.

  • Home prepared canned goods, such as jams, jellies (including low sugar), salsas, pickles, etc.

  • Sauerkraut, vinegar, and other fermented foods

  • Raw honey

*All other meat such as lamb, beef, goat, pork, etc. must come from a state or federally inspected facility.

2017 Updates to the Act

Amendments to the Act were made in 2017, mostly to aide in clarification of terms used in the Act. For example, definitions for “homemade,” “producer,” “process,” and “this act" were spelled out in the amendments. Learn more about the changes, here.

 

One of the largest changes to the Act is that home processed rabbit and fish will be permitted for sale by producers after July 1, 2017.