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post #271 of 435
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For the purposes of this thread, a home kitchen is your own kitchen where you prepare food for your family. It is not in any way a reference to a separate kitchen attached to your home or your property.
post #272 of 435
In Hawaii, it is illegal to bake commercially at home. You must prepare your food in a commercial kitchen. Even if it is for a craft fair or bake sale.
post #273 of 435
What about Puerto Rico?
post #274 of 435
In july of 2010 the the new Michigan cottage food law went into effect. It states that you can sell and bake goods from your home without being inspected by the health department. The foods cannot be perishable. Cakes , as long as the dont contain anything that needs refridgeration are included. There is a list of food items that are included. you must have a document presented at the time of delivery stating ingredients and a disclaimer stating that the product was made in a home bakery not inspected my the michigan department of health. For more info go to michigan.gov and go to the department of agricultures link. or just type in michigan cottage food law into a search engine. It will give you more info.
post #275 of 435
Hi,
Alot of states are trying to pass "Cottage Laws". It is meant specially for the home decorator to allow them to sell only to individuals. They would not let them sell to other businesses (re-sale). It is meant for non-perisheble low Ph items like cakes, not items like Tres Leches Cakes that need to be refrigerated. If you google "Cottage Law" and your state name something should come up.

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post #276 of 435
Our new law in Tennessee is not to enable home decorators--it is to enable farmers market type baking. In some areas they allow it* here and other areas nope.

*edited to define *it as pre-ordered home cake decorating
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post #277 of 435
just to add to the post, Home Bakerys are NOT allowed in Rhode Island icon_mad.gif
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post #278 of 435
Any new info on Washington State? The info listed in this post says it is per county...however per Washington States laws it is not allowed unless you have a seperate kitchen from you home kitchen.

Is there something I am missing? I spent a few hours last night trying to find any new info but kept coming up at dead ends....Would love to hear from someone if they have any new info!
post #279 of 435
I found this information provided by State of Indiana Health Department. Call your local Health Department and they may very well tell you NO like my county did but here is the information from the state.

http://www.in.gov/isdh/files/HEA_1309_Guidance_Growing_for_Market_ICDC_Farm_Bureau_2010.pdf

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post #280 of 435
For some reason my search isn't working this morning...Does anyone have info on Delaware? There wasn't anything in the spreadsheet.

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post #281 of 435
http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/f.....tions.html

For you girls who own a home-base business, I'm in the process but I do not understand this, I'm in Rio Rancho, NM. (where it's allowed) but I cannot sell online??? What about advertising? I can't have a webpage either??? Can someone explain this to me? icon_redface.gif
post #282 of 435
In NY, including NYC, the Dept of Ag and Markets allows home-based baking. This is a state regulation so it's allowed in every county. The products are limited to non-hazardous foods - that is, foods not needing refrigeration.

The website page is not easy to understand, full of contradictions, but if you live in NY, call one of the regional offices for help. http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us/FS/consumer/processor.html

Also, I maintain a Facebook page with a separate discussion area for NY home-based food businesses. People can post questions and receive help from fellow business owners in NY. http://www.facebook.com/pages/BakingFix/150393868317261

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post #283 of 435
I just spent several hours researching the state and county websites of Virginia, and talking to numerous departments.

The state of Virginia allows home based cake businesses.
For the state you just need to complete their packet which involves:
Diagram of your kitchen
All recipes
Flow chart of how you make your product from start to finish
Labels
And when they check over all the above, you must pass a kitchen inspection.

HOWEVER---
Each county within the state has its own requirements.
*Check with Zoning to make sure you get all the permits required for your type of business.

Stafford County requires the home to have a fire sprinkler system.

That was the first thing the gal told me when going to apply for my permit.
And that was what stopped my plans right in their tracks.

I rent a home, so installing a sprinkler system is out of the question.

-They also don't allow customers to come to your home, you would have to deliver all your products, which is a small sacrifice. There are other levels of permits that will allow you to have customers come to your home, but the permit fee is higher and the requirements in your home get more involved!

I'm just heartbroken. All I want to do is bake!!!! icon_sad.gif
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post #284 of 435
Kim, what about using a commercial kitchen? Many social service organizations (ie Knights of Columbus, VFW, etc) have kitchens; so do churches and schools. Restaurants and delis also have hours when they are not in operation. Some places don't even charge rent but take baked goods in exchange for your using their facility.

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post #285 of 435
I'll look into that, definitely. It is so much more convenient to do it all in my home. Dragging all my supplies back and forth seems like such a hassle. But thank you for the advice!

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