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Indiana Interpretation of (Home Based Vendor) legal

post #1 of 32
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here is the Indiana interpretaton of HBV, obviously Indiana bakers can now sell there products, within certain guidelines of products, just by stepping outside your door with the product. Online, presales, pre phone orders are mentioned as being "ok"
post #2 of 32
From what I can understand, you can only sell at farmers markets or roadside stands. No deliveries allowed.
post #3 of 32
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ask your attorney, I did
most of my sales are products and cakes other than wedding cakes anyway
post #4 of 32
Thread Starter 
there are ways around the delivery aspect
ask your attorney, I did.
Just make sure its labeled appropriately like its spelled out on the guidelines
post #5 of 32
I'm from Elkhart. icon_smile.gif I'm a hobbyist anyway and in no shape or form ready to sell anything.

But thanks for the info! icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 32
I emailed the ISHD and they sent me the link for the cottage laws and also gave me the name and email for a gentleman at Purdue. I emailed him and asked him about the farmers market and roadside stands since most of my orders are celebration cakes or wedding cakes. (Only 1 wedding cake so far.) He said we are able to sell non-potentially-hazardous products (which *most* cakes fall into, not all, but many) from the home or a roadside stand/farmers market. If anyone wants his email PM me icon_smile.gif
post #7 of 32
Thanks for the info
so that means I can take a order make the cake and put the label on the box and won't get in trouble with anyone
I thought the same way you have to go to a farmers/roadside to sell
post #8 of 32
Think of the lemonade stand that u set up at the end of your driveway as a kid.. that's a roadside stand on your property. icon_lol.gif
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post #9 of 32
I think I'm going to still contact the county extension office, ask for their interpretation, and then contact a lawyer. lol

If you're right, and I can make, bake, and sell from home just by making sure I'm delivering outside my house, that changes some things.

And Lyns, thanks for the Purdue contact. I think I'll write an email to him regarding this as well, just to see if he has any further information for my area (which would be his).
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post #10 of 32
OP , do you mind telling me where you found this document on the web. I tried clicking on the attachment so I can view it better, but it is not working for me.
post #11 of 32
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Tab_stout............. search "indiana cottage law", then a couple websites have the link

Actually its best to contact your LOCAL health dept, I did and they have the final say in what goes. The different counties just INTERPRET the new law the way they see it. So just check with your local health dept.
post #12 of 32
Thanks a bunch. I really appreciate it! At least I now know there still might be a way to eventually sell from the home.
post #13 of 32
Ok, I just wanted to follow up since I found some more information.

According to the FAQ found here: http://www.ag.purdue.edu/foodsci/Documents/IN-HEA-1309-FAQ.pdf, you CANNOT sell from your home, only at a Farmer's Market or Roadside Stand.

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30. Can a HBV sell products out of their home? No, we debated this at length, but decided that if we allowed it in the home then we would be allowing cafes and coffee shops to develop from this.

Found on Page 5 of the above pdf.

Also, for more information, you can go to: http://www.ag.purdue.edu/foodsci/Pages/IN-HEA-1309-info.aspx.

I hope that helps!
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post #14 of 32
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So as the health dept told me, step outside your home with the cake/pastry/baked goods....... , walk to your picnic table or other garden table in your yard, and have the buyer pick up the cake there. Its a roadside stand. Just make sure your following the labeling guidelines. But I take orders to two farmers markets i am dealing with.
post #15 of 32
does the purdue guy work for the health dept?
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