Okay, Here I go again. Some of you know that I make a wonderful food product. I make Peanut Brittle and Agava Peanut Brittle. Last year I had a state of Colorado wholesale food license to sell it in the state of Colorado. With this license I could sell in stores and do most of the craft events in the state. Some of the events had specific county rules however.
Now I want to do the 4th Avenue Street Fair in Tucson this December and the Green Valley Farmers Market, in Green Valley, Arizona.
Now for those of you in the know, you know that this is a big undertaking. You have to have the booth,make sure it is weather secure, the tables, the signage, the product and all the supplies. BUT, what is the worst of this whole experience is the getting the licensing!!!!!
There is a audio interview from the 4th Avenue Merchants Association from last year about selling food at the Fourth Avenue Street Fairs.The interview kinda makes it seem as if the process is fairly easy.
Somehow I “think” not. I kinda of get the feeling that Pima County and Tucson doesn’t want any more food vendors and that will do anything they can do to prevent me from selling my Peanut Brittle. So here we go again, this is “exactly” why I have done this before. I have a wonderful product.
So first they tell me online I need a “Temporary Food Establishment License“ BUT first I need a Business License before I can get the Temporary Food Establishment license. Of course, they are not telling me – or even suggesting WHERE I get the Business License from.
WATCH for my next post – and if you know something about this stuff – leave a comment. I am thinking that if I can get through the maze – maybe we will tackle another city and state next. That is if it doesn’t kill me.