Originally Posted by couchpotatocreations
The state of Indiana is what this thread is about. There is only one Home-Based-Vendor law for the entire state. It spells out what food is OK and what is not. This is not a county/local thing. The only thing people need to find out is what constitutes a roadside stand in their area to determine if they can sell from their own front yard. More of the scare tactics I was talking about!
That's an interesting phrasing ("tactic"?) to take in this conversation.
While this is a state law, it is enforced locally by each health dept. if there are discrepancies in the interpretations, then you need to either contact the health dept at the state level or contact your state legislator to get the law revised and clarified. If you get a different answer from the state level health dept, be prepared with names, dates and detailed conversations of what you've been told by the local agency.
I can totally see some local agencies interpreting a "farmer's market" as a formal farmer's market (which was the intent of the law to start with) and NOT as "someone's front porch".
No one on here is going to try to stop someone just because one person has overhead .... as with all conversations on this topic, the conversation's intent is to share information to help all bakers who want to work it legally to do so. If it's nto legal to do it one way, we (CC'ers) will say so. If it is legal to do it another way, we (CC'ers) will say so.
I owned a comercial kitchen. I don't own one now. So I've been on both sides of this conversation. Based on my knowledge of this law, I will NOT sell a cake from my home, even tho' I get lots of opportunities to do so.