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post #16 of 22

I wish Delaware had a Cottage Food Law. We are not able to sell any baked goods unfortunately.

post #17 of 22

I might be moving to MD in a year or so and just wanted to follow this thread. I would be more than happy to help in any way I can to help expand the current restrictions. That is, help in whatever way possible while still across the country :/

post #18 of 22

I wonder if it would be possible to take an order for a cake, and bring ordered cakes, at the Farmer's Market (or other public events)? No delivery or picking up at your home involved.

post #19 of 22

Just thinking...

 

I'm going to call some health departments out in MD next week, but wondering if anyone might already know the answer on here:

 

Can you have a 2nd kitchen in your house to bake out of if it's commercial? I've been looking at real estate out there and see that there are a lot of basements, and some have a kitchen. Would it be legal to just renovate it into a commercial kitchen? Or would it have to be detached? 

post #20 of 22
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Just thinking...

I'm going to call some health departments out in MD next week, but wondering if anyone might already know the answer on here:

Can you have a 2nd kitchen in your house to bake out of if it's commercial? I've been looking at real estate out there and see that there are a lot of basements, and some have a kitchen. Would it be legal to just renovate it into a commercial kitchen? Or would it have to be detached? 

I am bumping this because i was wondering the same thing. We are in the process of moving to MD.

Though if i were to guess, the fees involved would be too much for the casual home cake baker.
post #21 of 22

The county I live in states on their Health Dept. site that they will not certify a home kitchen. It does not matter if it is a second kitchen in the basement or detached...they will not come out and certify it as a commercial kitchen.

post #22 of 22

Hi All,

 

I am located in MD and new to cake decorating, currently just fine tuning my skills and baking for friends and family. 

 

I would love to be able to sell from my home, particularly as I am a stay at home mom and I bake and decorate while my son is sleeping. I looked into renting commercial space, but it just seems particularly cost prohibitive for me right now, particularly when coupled with childcare. 

 

I would love to help support the amendment of this bill in any way that I can.

 

I am also curious to know if anyone has successfully been operating a custom cake business through distribution at farmer's markets and how they have structured it?

 

Thanks so much for any responses!

 

Kerry

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