Cottage food laws allow home-based food businesses to provide certain “safe” edibles to a limited clientele.
Think outside the box. Homemade, dried noodles are one example of a nonhazardous food product that your community may clamor for.
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In most states, you can bake artisan bread in your kitchen and make a profit selling it directly to consumers.
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Do you make jam or jelly that your friends and family crave? If so, take advantage of your state’s cottage food laws to sell the product to your community.
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Liz James is the producer of the Happy Tomato sauce, which is based on an old Sicilian family recipe containing plum tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, onions, garlic, basil, rosemary and other (top secret) spices.