I was wondering if anyone could help me out here. I've been googleing this but can't find anything.
Here's the deal. Hubby and I are preparing to move to TN. From what I understand, the laws on whether you can have a home bakery are different from county to county but that's really neither here nor there.
What I need to find out is what the requirements/regulations are on having an in-home bakery. Hopefully it's on a website somewhere and I'm just missing it.
Thanks in advance.
That is correct it varies by county and it is indeed the determining factor whether you can have one or not. What county are you moving to?
Plus the type of bakery you want to have is also necessary to know in order to figure out the requirements. You want retail with walk-in customers, you want to do decorated cakes by order, do wholesale or bake for farmer's market. Those are the categories I am familiar with. There's probably more.
Which city and county are you moving to? You'll also need to make sure you are cleared with the city zoning-wise.
Yes it's not one stop shopping to get this figured out.
Well, here are the actual rules, hope this helps somewhat.
Thank you all so much!
We're currently planning to move to Hickman County. (It's about an hour west-ish from Nashville)
We'll be on a farm - not in the city limits so not sure how that's going to affect things.
I Hope to decorate cakes to order and also probably some stuff for the farmers market, though I'm not sure what the rules there are yet.
Hopefully you'll be good to go! Farmer's Market should be right up your alley there. And out in the boonies away from the bigger cities it's much more of a relaxed atmosphere for decorated cake. I know folks in other neighboring counties who have green lights in the home for all that you wanna do.
You have to attend a sanitation class. And do whatever your local authorities advise you. Contact Hickman County Health Department and to be safe, contact the county zoning folks--but since you're on a farm I bet you're gonna be fine!!!!
Cake Blessings on yah!!!
Thanks. That's very encouraging.