I am toying with the idea of a home business. It looks like I will have to sell under Cottage Law because we have a dog.
Does anyone have experience with this and what about insurance?
Your best bet would be to do a google search for whatever info you want, with "cakecentral" at the end. It's easier than trying to search the forums here, and I guarantee you'll find more information than you knew you were looking for.
Here are a couple that came up after a quick google search for "ohio home bakery cakecentral".
You are correct - if you have a dog, cottage law is what you\\'ll need to follow. I just started my business last year under the cottage law because I have a dog, too.
Here\\'s a link to the new cottage foods regulations on the dept of agriculture website. Basically, you need to make sure you\\'re labeling everything correctly and selling only \\"non-potentially hazardous bakery products.\\" I take this to mean you can\\'t sell anything that needs to be refrigerated. Someone correct me if I\\'m wrong.
About insurance, I got mine through State Farm for $275/year.
Where in Ohio are you located? Good luck!
That is correct. You cannot sell anything that requires refrigeration, i.e. cream cheese icing, etc. This is a very friendly state for home-based bakers.
Where in Ohio are you located? I\\'m West of Cleveland . Good Luck on your venture!!!!
Thanks for the replies! I found the google search helpful. There is quite a lot out there