New: States That License Home Kitchens

Business By kelleym Updated 17 Aug 2014 , 1:55pm by craftybanana

pirogilady Posted 1 Dec 2011 , 7:31pm
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Anyone has updates for NJ? thanks!

SugarBellies Posted 3 Jan 2012 , 8:46pm
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I can't open the attachment or download it. Could you repost please?

kelleym Posted 4 Jan 2012 , 2:02am
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There is an up to date list of states that allow legal home baking here:

http://texascottagefoodlaw.com/Facts.aspx

If your state is not listed, then it is probably not legal to have a home cake business. As always, call your local health authority for the exact rules in your municipality.

This thread is too large and unwieldy for me to continue posting updates. The link above is the best and most current source of information.

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anjaligg Posted 8 Jan 2012 , 3:18am
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Does NJ allow home based bakery. Is there Cottage food law in NJ? I know they have been working on this.

Anjali

cmehappy Posted 15 Jan 2012 , 5:32am
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According to the list they are still considering NJ Cottage Food laws.

AdalynL Posted 27 Jan 2012 , 1:54am
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Colorado's cottage food law just passed committee. House voting Tuesday, Senate voting Friday, and if it passes both Colorado will join the list of states that allow it.

tlc05 Posted 27 Jan 2012 , 11:29pm
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Just saw on news today, SC is thinking of letting us in finally. If so can you find information and post it please?

grandmomof1 Posted 29 Jan 2012 , 11:07pm
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Just saw on news today, SC is thinking of letting us in finally. If so can you find information and post it please?


Information for SC:
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/query.php?search=DOC&searchtext=1035&category=LEGISLATION&session=119&conid=6849741&result_pos&keyval=1191035&numrows=10

House Bill 4689
Senate Bill 1035

j1handal Posted 24 Feb 2012 , 7:39pm
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For all of you that could not open the US Map.
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step0nmi Posted 25 Feb 2012 , 8:06pm
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For all of you that could not open the US Map.




sorry, but WI does not have a cottage food law. this is in the works but not quite yet.

you can only have a separate kitchen from your home with all the necessary equipment from a regular commercial kitchen.

kelleym Posted 25 Feb 2012 , 10:14pm
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Originally Posted by j1handal

For all of you that could not open the US Map.



sorry, but WI does not have a cottage food law. this is in the works but not quite yet.

you can only have a separate kitchen from your home with all the necessary equipment from a regular commercial kitchen.




If that map is from Home Bas3d Bak1ng it's likely at least some of the information is wrong. Please refer to www.texascottagefoodlaw.com/facts.htm for an up to date list, with links.

bnbmom Posted 11 Mar 2012 , 11:16pm
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Any news on california yet?

Gerle Posted 11 Mar 2012 , 11:47pm
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California has one in the works -- AB1616. Not finalized yet and I don't know how close it is. You can look it up on the internet and see how it's doing.

cdmolina83 Posted 19 Mar 2012 , 1:39pm
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I haven't seen anyone post in here yet but Colorado is now on the list of states with a Cottage Food Law!! YAY!!! Not sure I agree with the $5000 cap but I suppose if I were to make that much in a year on cakes, then I will need a bigger kitchen anyway! It passed and that is all I need! Time to get the ball rolling... or cake baking! icon_biggrin.gif

step0nmi Posted 19 Mar 2012 , 2:27pm
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I haven't seen anyone post in here yet but Colorado is now on the list of states with a Cottage Food Law!! YAY!!! Not sure I agree with the $5000 cap but I suppose if I were to make that much in a year on cakes, then I will need a bigger kitchen anyway! It passed and that is all I need! Time to get the ball rolling... or cake baking! icon_biggrin.gif




yes they are! I'm so excited that WI is in the works! for some odd reason we are also looking at a cap but it is $10k. dunno why! just something for them to regulate on again :p

cdmolina83 Posted 19 Mar 2012 , 2:45pm
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yes they are! I'm so excited that WI is in the works! for some odd reason we are also looking at a cap but it is $10k. dunno why! just something for them to regulate on again :p




10K is more than 5K!! Hopefully it will pass! I don't see why not. How exciting huh!! I couldn't sleep at all last night I was so stoked! Felt like a kid on Christmas morning! icon_lol.gif

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 23 Mar 2012 , 8:17am
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For all of you that could not open the US Map.




New Jersey DOES NOT have a Cottage Food Law. Unless you have a place on your property, separate from your living quarters (including a separate entrance), that meets all of the requirements set forth by the state for all "retail food establishments" in the: http://www.state.nj.us/health/eoh/documents/chapter24_effective_1207.pdf , OR you are selling your baked goods at a charity's or religious organization's bake sale and have a prominently placed placard stating basically that the items were baked in a non-governmental agency inspected kitchen (not verbatim - these are my words). Of course if it's the latter, the profits go to the charity and not your pocket. icon_wink.gif

As of this writing, Mar. 23, 2012, NJ has two active bills in the legislature: the Senate version, S 93, and the Assembly version, A 1761. Please join us on our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute information: www.facebook.com/NJHomeBakersBill or follow us on Twitter @ NJHomeBakerBill. We also have a Zazzle store where you can purchase items that show your support for these bills and let others know of their existence = www.zazzle.com/NJHomeBakersBill. But we in no way have parts of the state where a Cottage Food Law is in effect. (After working on trying to have one passed since 2009, that piece of misinformation sets my teeth on edge).

clbaker Posted 27 Mar 2012 , 5:08am
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MISSOURI COTTAGE FOOD LAW UPDATE..STATEWIDE INITIATIVE

HB1508 will amend Missouri's existing food laws to add cottage food language. The public hearing before the committee is 3/28/2012 in Jefferson City, Mo. The bill must pass committee to move forward. I know it's short notice, but please try to get to the hearing, since opponents will also be speaking. The more supporters for the bill the better chance it will have to move forward. I just found out about the hearing today...Pack up your cars and meet me there.



http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1508

smr91481 Posted 31 Mar 2012 , 11:06pm
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I never hear anything new about Louisiana and can't ever find anything online about it. The map shows it's in progress. Anyone know anything about it?

kelleym Posted 31 Mar 2012 , 11:07pm
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The map is wrong. I suggest following this page, and asking the question there. http://www.facebook.com/louisianabakersbill

smr91481 Posted 31 Mar 2012 , 11:51pm
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The map is wrong. I suggest following this page, and asking the question there. http://www.facebook.com/louisianabakersbill




I've checked that out and it doesn't look like anything has been posted for a couple of months. I guess that means nothing has happened.

Thanks

vteventrider Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 10:28pm
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I looked at the link and didn't see GA on there. I thought it would have been but am happy to see CA in the works. Considering how saturated the market for home bakers is here in GA I was surprised to not see it. Does anyone know if GA is considering anything? I am catching up on it all since moving here recently.

kelleym Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 10:30pm
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I looked at the link and didn't see GA on there. I thought it would have been but am happy to see CA in the works. Considering how saturated the market for home bakers is here in GA I was surprised to not see it. Does anyone know if GA is considering anything? I am catching up on it all since moving here recently.



This is the best place to get info about Georgia. https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaCottageFoodLaw

vteventrider Posted 14 Apr 2012 , 12:08am
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KelleyM,

Thank you that site was what I was looking for!

Side note: just got CakeBoss and I love it! Now to find the time to input all my recipes and remember to input purchases!

Thanks,

Nicole

jenmoye Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 7:46pm
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any one know any progress on Alabama or what there restrictions are? we are moving there and i really want to keep my business from home!

kelleym Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 10:34pm
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Lori00 Posted 25 Apr 2012 , 1:01pm
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Hi all! I haven't been here in so long I feel like a newbie! lol But I know a few on here who live in CT that DOES NOT HAVE A COTTAGE FOOD LAW would like to do something about this. So if you contact me we can discuss how to get start and create a movement towards getting one. Connecticut is a tough state to get anything done. It is not a small business friendly state at all and one of the highest taxed states in the union so if we do this be prepared. I've spoken with one senator who thinks it would take years to get that done because it is not something the state wants to deal with but we can try. What does he know anyway! lol So email me if you are interested! Thanks. Oh and congrats to all the states that in progress. I hear SC is almost through!

Unbelievable how we are under so many laws and regulations. How much damage can you do with a cookie unless you are grandmother in Flowers in the Attic! icon_evil.gif lol

wonderland Posted 31 May 2012 , 8:44pm
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Hi all! I haven't been here in so long I feel like a newbie! lol But I know a few on here who live in CT that DOES NOT HAVE A COTTAGE FOOD LAW would like to do something about this. So if you contact me we can discuss how to get start and create a movement towards getting one. Connecticut is a tough state to get anything done.




I found a facebook page that someone started:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Connecticut-Cottage-Food-Law/245845002159301

Not that many "likes" yet. I think another way to promote would be over at:
http://http://www.change.org/
I see that a couple of other states have petitions going on there.

I'll do what I can to help. I'm in the process of trying to open up a my own little cafe/bakery which is taking a lot of time and effort, but it looks like I'm going to need a LOT more money. Maybe getting a cottage food law here would be a nice stepping stone.

Lori00 Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 11:05pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lori00

Hi all! I haven't been here in so long I feel like a newbie! lol But I know a few on here who live in CT that DOES NOT HAVE A COTTAGE FOOD LAW would like to do something about this. So if you contact me we can discuss how to get start and create a movement towards getting one. Connecticut is a tough state to get anything done.



I found a facebook page that someone started:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Connecticut-Cottage-Food-Law/245845002159301

Not that many "likes" yet. I think another way to promote would be over at:
http://http://www.change.org/
I see that a couple of other states have petitions going on there.

I'll do what I can to help. I'm in the process of trying to open up a my own little cafe/bakery which is taking a lot of time and effort, but it looks like I'm going to need a LOT more money. Maybe getting a cottage food law here would be a nice stepping stone.






Hi

I saw that on Face but I don't think it is the most effective way of doing this especially when you are not pushing hard enough. Nobody cares about this except those who bake so you have to get others to be compassionate towards our cause. But i am working on it! My solution to this whole problem is to move to a state that allows it which is what I am going to do but I want to push for one here at home before I leave the state. I want to at least give it my best effort so those who remain here can at least run a small business! WE CAN DO IT COLLECTIVELY!

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