Help Get Nj To Pass A Cottage Food Law

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rosequeen Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 1:26am
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I've been doing a lot of research on Cottage Food Law (a law that allow you to sell baked goods from home) and as most of you may know, we do not have one in NJ. In 2009 Sugar_Plum_Fairy and Stephaniescakenj started an extensive topic on the CC forum. They fought, along with tons of other CC members to get a Cottage Food Law passed in NJ. Their fight was somewhat successful. They were able to get a few senators to introduce a bill to legislature on June 15, 2009. Unfortunately this bill died in committee and that was the end of the topic. I think it is time to fight again...and again...and again until this bill is passed!

I recently spoke to NJ's Department of Agriculture and they informed me of what we already know...NJ does not have any kind of Cottage Food Laws. However, he also said that they are currently working to pass such a law "because of an incident that happened at a farmer's market in Flemington." I've searched and searched but no such bill has been introduced since the one our CC'ers worked so hard to pass. I think it is time to try again.

Right now I am working on writing a general letter to our Senators that you can easily copy, paste, print and SEND. For now, I am curious how many CC members out there are interested in continuing the fight. I don't know about you but for me, a law allowing me to legally sell my cakes from home would do wonders for my family's current financial situation.

So, in the mean time...let me know I have your support! Oh and join the group on FaceBook ( and sign the petition (


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