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post #316 of 433
I googled "Cottage Law In Washington State" and this is what I found... "The bill has now passed both houses, nearly unanimously. Senator Phil Rockefeller has asked for feedback on the final bill, with amendments, http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?year=2011&bill=5748" So now just wait for the final signature?
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! KimAZ thumbs_up.gif
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woot! Go AZ!! I'm so excited! Thanks for sharing KimAz!!
post #319 of 433
I just got off of the phone with the food safety dept. at Ohio's agriculture Division. In Ohio you do not need any type of licensing at all if your considered Cottage Food, meaning the end product does not need to be refrigerated. If your selling things such as cream pies or cheese cakes then you will need a license. The only requirements for Cottage foods are for proper labeling. The fact sheet for the proper labels can be found at this website: http://www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/FoodSafety/docs/CottageFoodOperation-factsheet.pdf
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post #320 of 433
In Illinois would it be ok to provide a cake to a non-profit organization at no charge? I'm in Indiana, and the non-profit is in Chicago, Illinois.
post #321 of 433
In Franklin county in Missouri you may not have a home based business unless you license it through the health dept as a commercial kitchen which must be a separate kitchen with a separate entrance. icon_sad.gif
post #322 of 433
It is with my great honor to announce Washington State now has a Cottage Foods Law. The Governor signed the bill this morning. This law will take effect in 90 days.

I will update as I get more info on the inspection process.

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documen.....R%2011.pdf
post #323 of 433
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It is with my great honor to announce Washington State now has a Cottage Foods Law. The Governor signed the bill this morning. This law will take effect in 90 days.

I will update as I get more info on the inspection process.

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documen.....R%2011.pdf



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post #324 of 433
Regarding the Cottage Law--Just BEWARE! I am in Indiana where we have a cottage law. When I talked to my local health dept. I was told that it only applied to roadside stands and the like. I asked,"How am I supposed to sell wedding cakes at a roadside stand?!" So I went higher and talked to the state house...I was told that the local health dept officer was correct. So I said,"You mean to tell me that if I set up a child's lemonade stand in my front yard, I can sell my cakes, but I can't have people pick them up from inside my house?!" He said,"Basically, yes. I know it doesn't make any sense but that's the way the law was written."
I just don't want someone to get their hopes up and be dissapointed the way I was.
post #325 of 433
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Regarding the Cottage Law--Just BEWARE! I am in Indiana where we have a cottage law. When I talked to my local health dept. I was told that it only applied to roadside stands and the like. I asked,"How am I supposed to sell wedding cakes at a roadside stand?!" So I went higher and talked to the state house...I was told that the local health dept officer was correct. So I said,"You mean to tell me that if I set up a child's lemonade stand in my front yard, I can sell my cakes, but I can't have people pick them up from inside my house?!" icon_surprised.gif He said,"Basically, yes. I know it doesn't make any sense but that's the way the law was written."
So please check and make sure that your state's Cottage Law will include you, I just don't want someone to get their hopes up and be dissapointed the way I was. icon_cry.gif


I'm in Indiana too and was told the same thing from my local health department. He also said that if I took the cake outside and handed over a patio table to the person picking it up, that it counted as a roadside stand! Craziness!
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post #326 of 433
Florida Cottage Food Bill CS/HB 5007 failed in the Senate, HOWEVER, the House included the Cottage Food in another bill CS/HB 7209 which did PASS. Bill CS/HB 7209 is now at the Governor waiting for his signature to sign into law. Florida Cottae Food Act will be effective July 1, 2010

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post #327 of 433
Anyone know the legalities of selling from home in the state of PA...? I had trouble finding the information...
post #328 of 433
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Originally Posted by billiev2000

Regarding the Cottage Law--Just BEWARE! I am in Indiana where we have a cottage law. When I talked to my local health dept. I was told that it only applied to roadside stands and the like. I asked,"How am I supposed to sell wedding cakes at a roadside stand?!" So I went higher and talked to the state house...I was told that the local health dept officer was correct. So I said,"You mean to tell me that if I set up a child's lemonade stand in my front yard, I can sell my cakes, but I can't have people pick them up from inside my house?!" icon_surprised.gif He said,"Basically, yes. I know it doesn't make any sense but that's the way the law was written."
So please check and make sure that your state's Cottage Law will include you, I just don't want someone to get their hopes up and be dissapointed the way I was. icon_cry.gif


I'm in Indiana too and was told the same thing from my local health department. He also said that if I took the cake outside and handed over a
patio table to the person picking it up, that it counted as a roadside stand! Craziness!




Man I would accept that law in a second, at least there are ways of doing it guys. I am in CA and so far we can't bake cakes from home at all.

so I say make it work somehow tell your customer to come to your home and pick up the cake at a certain time and serve it over a picnic table.
No big deal. Make the picnic table look fancy LOL !

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post #329 of 433
The thing is, how do you advertise something like that? "Please order from Billie's Roadside Stand." That doesn't sound very good.
The guy at the statehouse told me that the law was enacted for farmers selling their goods at a farmer's market. But that if I sell it through some sort of "stand" outside in the yard, then that would probably be okay. My local guy (who I talked to first) made it sound like there was no way I could do it. Then I get on here and I read posts from people who actually own a business that are mad about people selling cakes illegally. I completely see their point--they've put all this time and effort into it. How do I do it. The thing with me is, I work 24 hours per week managing a non profit store, I LOVE my job and have no intention of giving it up. I have two children and a husband to take care of. I don't undercut anyone just to get the business. If Krogers or another bakery gets $50 for a whole sheet cake, that's what mine start out at. (VERY VERY small town!) I just enjoy doing cakes on the side, I have 4 this month but next month I may not have any. I just kind of feel stuck!
post #330 of 433
what about alaska? can someone help me find out please. thanks
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