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Cottage Food Laws in the United States

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Alabama

29%
28%
35%
29%
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Alaska

57%
35%
118%
60%
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Arizona

100%
100%
24%
85%
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Arkansas

43%
100%
39%
65%
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California

100%
63%
83%
82%
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Colorado

71%
50%
68%
62%
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Connecticut

Connecticut has no cottage food laws at this time, but some individuals are trying to get support for one via their online petition. They’re posting updates on their Facebook page. They proposed HB 5815 in 2013, but it did not pass.

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Delaware

43%
56%
48%
49%
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District of Columbia

29%
35%
62%
38%
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Florida

57%
21%
62%
44%
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Georgia

71%
100%
50%
79%
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Hawaii

Hawaii does not have any cottage food laws, but it has introduced two new bills in the current legislative session. You can check out updates on their Facebook page. The first bill, HB2153, is a simple bill which would allow cottage food operations to do in-person sales only. It would allow most non-PHFs and require a […]

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Idaho

Idaho has no cottage food laws at this time, but some individuals are trying to get a bill started.  You can show your support by signing the petition.

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Illinois

14%
35%
39%
27%
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Indiana

43%
100%
70%
71%
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Iowa

100%
100%
70%
94%
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Kansas

Kansas has no cottage food laws at this time, but some individuals are trying to start one. You can support them by signing the petition.

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Kentucky

43%
100%
63%
70%
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Louisiana

71%
28%
11%
42%
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Louisiana HB 1270

100%
28%
62%
64%
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Maine

100%
100%
70%
94%
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Maryland

29%
35%
44%
34%
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Massachusetts

100%
100%
50%
90%
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Michigan

57%
28%
73%
48%
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Minnesota

29%
7%
45%
23%
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Mississippi

57%
28%
70%
48%
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Missouri

Missouri requires every county to have cottage food laws, but each county has their own separate laws. However, there is currently a bill in place to develop state-wide laws.

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Montana

14%
100%
38%
53%
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Nebraska

14%
100%
51%
56%
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Nevada

71%
49%
53%
59%
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New Hampshire

43%
14%
63%
35%
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New Jersey

New Jersey has been trying to get some laws passed for awhile, and this year they have two new bills on the table. One is doing well, having passed through Assembly and working its way through the Senate.

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New Mexico

43%
100%
62%
70%
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New York

71%
100%
51%
79%
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North Carolina

100%
100%
70%
94%
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North Dakota

43%
100%
35%
64%
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Ohio

86%
100%
67%
88%
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Oklahoma

14%
28%
32%
23%
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Oklahoma Honey

57%
0%
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3%
39%
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Oregon

100%
100%
88%
98%
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Oregon Farm Direct

71%
28%
32%
46%
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Pennsylvania

100%
100%
107%
101%
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Rhode Island

71%
100%
27%
74%
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South Carolina

71%
21%
36%
44%
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South Dakota

57%
100%
62%
75%
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Tennessee

43%
100%
47%
67%
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Texas

57%
69%
67%
64%
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Utah

86%
100%
74%
89%
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Vermont

71%
100%
32%
75%
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Virginia

29%
100%
73%
66%
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Washington

71%
21%
54%
48%
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West Virginia

29%
100%
35%
58%
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Wisconsin

29%
7%
18%
18%
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Wyoming

57%
100%
76%
78%
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