So I am trying to get a small business off of the ground in Cincinnati OH producing a prepared food product (not a cottage food) for sale at local farmer's markets. As per Ohio law, I can only produce this in a 'licensed' kitchen, so I was wondering if anyone knows of any kitchens for rent in this area? Or, even better, if anybody knows of 'off the beaten' path spaces that might be of use.
After some research, I found a couple commercial spaces for rent, but they are quite far from me, somewhat expensive, and have very little time available. Also, I have heard of some people using schools or churches as substitutes for this licensed kitchen law. Does anyone have any experience with this latter option? How did the whole process go, and what was the process with the health department like?
Let me know any info you might have - it all helps. Thanks !