Michigan Cottage Food Bill Has Been Signed By Granholm!

Business By Munchkinette Updated 26 Jul 2010 , 10:17pm by Trixyinaz

Munchkinette Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 8:09pm
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This afternoon Gov. Granholm signed the Bill for the michigan cottage food law! Yippe! Here is an article about it!

http://www.freep.com/article/20100712/NEWS05/7120336/1322/Homemade-foods-for-sale?-2-state-bills-to-OK-it-today

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cakemama2010 Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 8:20pm
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Congrats!! Now if they would just do it in Florida...

sari66 Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 8:24pm
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That is great!

Jaimelt76 Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 8:24pm
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I am so excited about this!!!!!!!!!

Vkandis Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 8:29pm
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Wow what a boon for Michigan residents. The $15,000 limit seems somewhat arbitrary. What is really nice (if I read the story right) is that you do not have to be licensed. Having done some research on PA's Cottage Law, you can bake from home but still need to inspected--need separate space, cannot be doing commercial cooking when cooking for family, etc.

While some might not like this from a food safety perspective (indoor pets for instance in PA are a no no), it sure does make it easy for folks looking to sell their products as a side business.

kelleym Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 8:57pm
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Congratulations, you guys.

annabanana183 Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 9:15pm
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YAyy for Michigan home bakers
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kramzc Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 9:36pm
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I am overjoyed.

maisyone2 Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 10:11pm
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My husband called me at work to tell me about this. I am beyond happy. I'm ecstatic!!! and I've cried more than just a few tears of joy!

JulieMN Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 10:29pm
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Congratulations to all of you Michigan cakers!

NerdyGirl Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 11:36pm
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I literally jumped up and down. icon_smile.gif

maisyone2 Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 12:00am
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I'm already going through ideas in my head for advertising and re-organizing my work space.

I've literally waited 25 years for this.

Munchkinette Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 12:45am
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I'm already going through ideas in my head for advertising and re-organizing my work space.




Me too! We're in the process of buying a house and it has every bakers dream..two kitchens! We should be closing on our house sometime next month so talk about perfect timing! Gosh, I'm so excited!

maisyone2 Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 12:47am
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How wonderful for you Munchinette!! I miss seeing you in class. I'm not teaching there anymore. I've switched over to teaching at the local cake supply store near me.

Munchkinette Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 12:56am
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Maisyone can you pm me the name of the store your teaching at now? Maybe I'll just show up in one of your classes one of these days. icon_smile.gif

Bethwmi Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 1:15am
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This is wonderful! I hadn't heard about it even coming!

Just FYI, I tried 2x to read the 3rd page, of the link to the newspaper article, and both times Norton Internet Security blocked a "high level intrusion," and the page changed to something trying to initialize. Can't tell you what, 'cause I closed the page pretty quickly. Just be careful out there!

Donnabugg Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 1:47am
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Yea! I'm from Michigan so this is great news should I decide to move back! So happY! icon_biggrin.gif

Jaimelt76 Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 1:54am
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Does anyone know if we are allowed to advertise? I tried to read the bill but I am lost at trying to understand it?

jillycakes Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 2:03am
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Being from Michigan (also Macomb County), I am beyond ecstatic about this!!! I had no idea it was coming!!

sweeteecakes Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 2:20am
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I am too pumped!!!!! This is AWESOME news!!!! Thanks for sharing b/c I had no idea. OMG! I was still looking for a kitchen to rent. Ok....must devise a new plan of action.

mccorda Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 2:28am
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Yay! Now when someone other than family asks about me making them a cake, I can actually consider doing one for them and get paid!

drapes330 Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 4:33am
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Yay! This makes me sooo happy. Now the article specifically mentions that baked goods can be sold at markets and food stalls. Does anyone know if it is limited to that? In other words, can you take phone/internet orders? Hmmmm

BORIKS03 Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 5:04am
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Congrats to you all.

sjmoral Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 5:17am
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I am soooooo happy!!!!! I wrote down everything that must be in the labels, I can't believe this is really happening!

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100712/NEWS05/7120336/1322/Homemade-foods-for-sale&-2-state-bills-to-OK-it-today&template=fullarticle

PiccoloChellie Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 5:24am
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Congrats, Michiganders! This is great news!! icon_biggrin.gif

NerdyGirl Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 1:34pm
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Originally Posted by drapes330

Yay! This makes me sooo happy. Now the article specifically mentions that baked goods can be sold at markets and food stalls. Does anyone know if it is limited to that? In other words, can you take phone/internet orders? Hmmmm




According to the FAQ, you can't sell over the internet. However, it seems you can take direct orders.

AvaSweetCakes Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 1:50pm
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I wish we had this in Colorado!!! I hate having to pay high rent for a commercial kitchen!!

kimberlyjohnson Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 3:02pm
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So excited about this news!

suz3 Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 3:16pm
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Congrats to you. Very happy for you. Just wish the rest of the country would realize what a good move this is.

JennieB Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 7:27pm
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I want to thank Cake Central!!! I would have not even know about this if it wasn't for you guys icon_biggrin.gif I am just wondering what the next steps are now. As in what do I personally have to do? I am sure something right?
I have learned so much from everyone on here and again THANK YOU!!

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