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Home-Based Food Business

In a number of states around the US, it is now possible to start a home bakery or other small food business from your own kitchen.  Collectively known as Cottage Food Laws, these regulations are a huge benefit to artisan food entrepreneurs due to significant cost and time savings as opposed to renting commercial kitchen space. That being said, the Cottage Food Laws are passed on a state-by-state basis meaning that each state has it’s own set of rules and regulations.  Information about running a home-based business is included in the following articles and the following map includes state-specific home-based food business information. For additional information about Cottage Food Laws in your area please contact your local health department or Department of Agriculture.

Cottage Food Laws By State

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