Another food entrepreneur’s dream (in this case, an 11-year-old girl) gets shut down by the government. Maybe it’s time to get Illinois’ cottage food law amended! Is this girl really hazardous to the public health?
As Kathleen mentioned below, coincidentally, a campaign for an improved cottage food law in Illinois just begun. Show your support by signing the petition, and hopefully this girl’s business will be back up and running soon!
About The Author
David Crabill has been making chocolate chip cookies since he was eight years old. While trying to start his cookie business in 2011, he learned about the cottage food industry and created Forrager to help others get their home food businesses off the ground. When he's not developing websites, perfecting recipes, or answering cottage food questions, you can find him solving puzzles, traveling, or speaking at a Toastmasters meeting.
To sell at farmers market in WV do I have to have a kitchen inspection before starting and what is required to get started?
You don’t need a kitchen inspection… please check out the requirements on this page: http://forrager.com/law/west-virginia/
I have a petition going right now to try to get a new and improved cottage food law in Illinois. Please sign it here: http://campaigns.peers.org/petitions/give-il-home-cooks-a-real-chance-amend-the-cottage-food-laws-now And please, share it on your social media sites as well! The more signatures we can get, the better our chances to improve the law for all of us! Thank you!
Thank you Kathleen! So glad you’re doing this. I’m going to insert a link to your petition in the post so it doesn’t get lost among other comments. I think people will want to sign it!
Thanks, David! We’re getting a wonderful response to the petition and we hope that the strong support for this issue will continue. If anyone would like more information on how they can help, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com!