What is the 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.