So I just found something really fun! I was looking up what it would take to start baking and selling at farmer’s markets and such, and I came across this!
The Cottage Food Law:
The Cottage Food Law went into effect on January 1, 2013, allowing the production of certain low risk foods in home kitchens and sales directly and indirectly to the public. Cottage Food Operators (CFO) can prepare and sell “non-potentially hazardous foods,” which are foods that are unlikely to grow harmful bacteria or other toxic microorganisms at room temperature.
Here’s a little bit more on the matter: http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/deh/food/cottagefood.html
The Cottage Food Law apparently allows people like me to sell their delicious baked goods! So guess what I’m going to do? I’m going to start selling my delicious baked goods! I bake all the time, and I never eat it, so I might as well sell it right?
So who’s going to be my first customer??
P.S. When I read “Cottage Food,” I pictured a grandmother cooking.. So that’s why I used that picture =)