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Selling home made baby food Kadyns mommy 1 child; Las Vegas, Nevada 372 posts
26th Dec '11

so i decided i wanted to start my own home business. I want to make and sale baby food to moms who r on a budget and/or or to busy to make their babies food but want home made food. I decided to start out selling jars at the local farmers market then sale online, but most likely only to those who live in the state of Nevada. I already know i have to get the health depo involved and they have to inspect my kitchen. i know i need a business license and all that. my question is, if someone was selling fresh, organic homemade baby food at the farmers market for cheap, would you buy. Weather they make it in front of you or they have a couple frozen that were made at home.

Dude, you Fugly! 18 kids; Winston-Salem, North Carolina 19869 posts
26th Dec '11

No, I just don't trust people like that. Nothing against you, but I personally wouldn't.

Devon and Kiara's mommy 2 kids; bremerton, wa, United States 1139 posts
26th Dec '11
Quoting Dude, you Fugly!:" No, I just don't trust people like that. Nothing against you, but I personally wouldn't."


This!!!

Sugar Booger's Mom♡ Due February 9 (boy); 1 child; Missouri 6978 posts
26th Dec '11

I highly doubt people would purchase home made baby food.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 19532 posts
status 26th Dec '11

If I knew them then yes. If I didn't know them or they weren't already a pretty successful, known business, then no. Too risky, you know?



We live in PA, so the health department rules may be different here, but we have a friend who is starting up a hot sauce/mustard business, and it has soooooo much red tape. He is actually having to go out and use a commercial restaurant's kitchen to be able to follow all of the codes. Its such a huge hassle.



I wonder if you would need insurance for that too, just in case someone said your food made their baby sick or something, you know? Can't be too careful.



Good luck!!

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23732 posts
26th Dec '11

I don't use baby food but I buy jams and jellies from the farmers marketso I don't see it as very different from that

Kadyns mommy 1 child; Las Vegas, Nevada 372 posts
26th Dec '11
Quoting pilot Jess:" If I knew them then yes. If I didn't know them or they weren't already a pretty successful, known business, ... [snip!] ... that too, just in case someone said your food made their baby sick or something, you know? Can't be too careful. Good luck!!"

yea i do, my step sisters mom sales insurance. so i was going to talk to her about it... and i get wat ur sayin

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24257 posts
26th Dec '11

if i knew who made it & trusted them, yes. otherwise, no

Daddy+Mommy=Them 18 kids; Lead Hill, Arkansas 4314 posts
26th Dec '11

No I wouldn't. Its nothing against you, but I wouldn't buy my babies food from ppl made in their house. Some ppl are crazy now days. I would prefer to buy it myself or make it.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
26th Dec '11

For me, no. Only because making baby food in my kitchen is so easy. I never planned on making homemade food, but once my son started eating, it was just too easy to blend him up a few veggies and such myself, and convenient.

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
26th Dec '11

I wouldn't trust my child with a stranger making food out of their home. I just don't trust people like that. Nothing against you, but I wouldn't. If a mom is on a tight budget, they can make their own baby food.

Kadyns mommy 1 child; Las Vegas, Nevada 372 posts
26th Dec '11

What if it was made out of a licensed kitchen then? I have a job working in and around food so i could ask my manager to use it on off times... I know most people have to use a licensed kitchen anyways.

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
26th Dec '11
Quoting Kadyns mommy:" What if it was made out of a licensed kitchen then? I have a job working in and around food so i could ... [snip!] ... and around food so i could ask my manager to use it on off times... I know most people have to use a licensed kitchen anyways."


I still wouldn't. I would still be paying more for you to make a profit than what it would cost to make it on my own.

N & A 1 child; New Mexico 22234 posts
26th Dec '11

well before starting a business I suggest actually learning about wtf owning a business entails. Plenty of awesome books to read instead of taking a class...

Then start looking into how you will market your product, where you plan on selling it. Doing demos and give aways to get your product out there...

Honestly I don't see much of a market for baby food.. How are you going to keep your product fresh? How long will your product last??? What is the overhead cost? What kind of profit margin??

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
26th Dec '11
Quoting N & A:" well before starting a business I suggest actually learning about wtf owning a business entails. Plenty ... [snip!] ... going to keep your product fresh? How long will your product last??? What is the overhead cost? What kind of profit margin??"


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