October 31, 2011
If you’ve always thought that you’d like to give food entrepreneurship a try but have been hesitant to jump in with both feet and rent commercial kitchen space, the good news is that it’s now possible in many states to start a home bakery or other small food business from your own kitchen. Since the rules and regulations vary by state I’ve included a Home-Based Food Business page to this website with information about the Cottage Food Laws as they apply on a state-by-state basis. I will work to keep that page up-to-date with all the latest home food business news since the rules are changing so rapidly. The fact that so many states are now coming on board and allowing home-based food businesses though is very exciting as it opens up this sector of entrepreneurship to anyone (living in states that allow it) who has a passion for good handmade food while lowering the startup costs required to get going.