Specialty Operations

Temporary Food Events


The Westford Health Department requires that all temporary food events that are open to the public be reviewed and permitted. An application for a Temporary Food Permit must be submitted to the Health Department for review at least two weeks prior to the event. Please note that a Certified Food Protection Manager may be required in some instances to oversee safe food preparation

Residential Kitchens


Home Kitchens are allowed for the processing of non potentially hazardous foods (link to word document (def of non phf)

Farmers Markets


Bake Sales


Bake sales are limited to informal activities where cakes, cookies, fruit pies, or similar low-risk foods are sold to the public. They are a one-time, one-location event. These events do not require a permit.
  • Guidelines for Bake Sales

Pot Luck Meals


Pot Luck meals are limited to informal activities where there is no money collected and the public does not attend. They are a one-time, one-location event. Foods may be prepared at home; these events do not require a permit.
  • Guidelines for Pot Luck Meals