Value-Added / Tourism Resources
From following zoning codes, to accommodating all guests, to getting food facility permits and paying taxes and more, find tipsheets, guides, and multimedia materials for generating a successful value-added or tourism venture here.
Start with these materials if you want to learn the essentials, quickly. The 5-minute summaries and value-added FAQ highlight key legal issues and action steps that reduce legal liability risks when hosting a farm event or starting a value-added venture.
These resources provide guidance on investigating your local zoning code, following disability regulations, getting necessary food facility permits and licenses, reporting income on taxes, determining whether sales tax applies, and more. Farmers who like to study the details before making a decision will appreciate these, as well as farmers who have detailed questions about particular issues related to their value-added or agritourism operation.
Find answers to specific questions or learn more about particular scenarios in these resources including taxes, regulations, and on-farm food service ventures. Even if you don’t have a specific question, browse these to discover issues you didn’t know existed.