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I just saw a news story that really grinds my gears! I guess there's some farmer's housewifes in Wisconsin that wants to make snacks and sell to the public but can't because it's against a bureaucratic law, it's brought up in state government and was passed twice to bring it to a full house vote, but got shot down everytime by this guy>> house speaker Robin J. Vos<< a typical politician, he's concerned more with big bakery companies like the Hostess with the mostest and their twinkies, why because he has financial ties to Popcorn and other snack Co. says he's looking out for his constituencies, guess housewife's that try's to make a dollar dont count.
 
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Here's a listing of cottage food laws by state:Cottage Food Laws By State: How To Sell Your Homemade Foods.

http://blogs.harvard.edu/foodpolicyinitiative/files/2013/08/FINAL_Cottage-Food-Laws-Report_2013.pdf has more detail on the various state laws as of 2013. I like this quote from that paper.

As was noted by Michigan State Representative Pam Byrnes, allowing the production of cottage foods is "a win‐win situation -- residents looking to launch a startup business will have an easier time setting up shop, and consumers looking for delicious homemade items for their families will have more options."

Steve
 
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(As was noted by Michigan State Representative Pam Byrnes, allowing the production of cottage foods is "a win‐win situation -- residents looking to launch a startup business will have an easier time setting up shop, and consumers looking for delicious homemade items for their families will have more options.")

Lot of reading there in those links but that part you posted sounds good to me. I think more people are getting back to the homemade idea, all those unpronounceable ingredients in snack food cant be doing us any good. 40 50 years ago there was a donut shop in every town up here, now lucky to see one in any town, when you do it's busy, I'll take a fresh homemade donut over a twinkie any day, we just need government to help not hinder.

Far as I know Me. seems to help or did, they let me sell maple syrup 20 years ago, just had to have a state inspector look over my evaporator, hot&cold water, minor stuff that a house should have anyways. I wouldn't want to buy maple syrup from someone who sodded galvanized sheet metal together with lead solder, I ate enough lead from the house paint growing up in the 60s.
 
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I would like to try those cookies out before I proffer an opinion...
 
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It seems that Wisconsin's cottage food laws are pretty restrictive. I baked bread out of my home, and sold it to a local Restaurant here in Ohio for a few years. Looks like that would have been a definite no-no in Wisconsin.
 
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It seems that Wisconsin's cottage food laws are pretty restrictive. I baked bread out of my home, and sold it to a local Restaurant here in Ohio for a few years. Looks like that would have been a definite no-no in Wisconsin.
We have long tried to be as statist as California...keeps a lot of bureaucrats employed.
 
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My concern is what are the sanitary conditions in that home bakery as not all folks are all that clean.
Did that lady decide to use up her outdated, sour or fermented components to give away?
Most housewives keep a clean tidy kitchen but over the years I have seen a few shocking practices.
 
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My concern is what are the sanitary conditions in that home bakery as not all folks are all that clean.
Did that lady decide to use up her outdated, sour or fermented components to give away?
Most housewives keep a clean tidy kitchen but over the years I have seen a few shocking practices.
My sister used to serve me stuff she made from her "easy bake oven" that she got for Christmas...we are talking about the common cookies...seems to me that unless the kitchen was recently used to sacrifice chickens there is little to go wrong with a common cookie.

We are finally looking at licensing reform in this state after decades of restrictions that seem to be largely "protectionist" in nature (I remember when we couldn't even buy margarine here and when we finally could it could not be colored like butter...had to be white). We are the birthplace of the "progressive movement" where state control rules over common sense (and as is common in such systems cronyism is a dirty little secret). This might be one of them.
 
 
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