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Debbie Utley-Gates

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  • active 9 hours, 22 minutes ago

    This group is for questions and ideas about the website, like registration, your account, technical issues, and feature requests. We will also use the group to announce new features and product updates for […]

    Public Group / 37 members
  • active 12 hours, 50 minutes ago

    Sometimes packaging is just as important as the product itself. What do you need to include on your labels? When does functional also mean stylish? Talk to others about creative packaging ideas, where to buy […]

    Public Group / 57 members
  • active 12 hours, 51 minutes ago

    Share ideas about custom decorated cookies, chocolate chip cookies, macarons, etc.

    Public Group / 49 members
  • active 23 hours, 34 minutes ago

    Licensing, inspections, training, insurance, taxes, and zoning — these are all things you need to be aware of when building your business. What challenges are you facing, and how do you manage costs while […]

    Public Group / 66 members
  • active 1 week ago

    Most questions about cottage food laws should be directed to an individual state’s group, not this one. This group is for general questions and comments about the cottage food laws, resources, and industry information.

    Public Group / 21 members
  • active 1 week, 4 days ago

    This group covers jams, jellies, preserves, fruit butters, pickles, sauces, syrups, honey, ketchup, mustard, vinegars, oils, nut butters, sauerkraut, and other types of canned goods

    Public Group / 24 members
  • active 1 month ago

    This group covers breads, muffins, biscuits, scones, doughnuts, bagels, tortillas, etc.

    Public Group / 41 members
  • active 1 month ago

    Once you hit the limits of your cottage food law, it’s time to consider going commercial. When should you make the leap, how do you find a commercial kitchen, and what else do you need to know? Learn from others […]

    Public Group / 26 members
  • active 1 month ago

    What equipment do you use in your kitchen? Do you have any tips that make food prep easier? Learn about how to make your working environment a professional one.

    Public Group / 26 members
  • active 1 month, 1 week ago

    This group covers trail mix, popcorn, granola, pretzels, dried fruit, rice krispie treats, graham crackers, nuts, seeds, and other types of snack items.

    Public Group / 11 members
  • active 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    How do you get products to customers? Should you sell from home, at local markets, or online? Should you offer pickup or delivery? Share ideas with others about where and how you sell your products.

    Public Group / 29 members
  • active 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    This group covers other items that do not fall under baked goods, confections, and canned goods. This includes popcorn, coffee beans, tea, herbs, spices, seasonings, baking mixes, flours, dried pasta, etc.

    Public Group / 14 members
  • active 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this group is for you. Whether it’s chocolate, toffee, fudge, caramels, brittles, or cotton candy, you can discuss it here.

    Public Group / 24 members
  • active 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    This group covers baked goods that do not fall under cakes, cookies, and bread. This includes pies, pastries, cones, pretzels, dried fruit, rice krispie treats, graham crackers, granola, nuts, seeds, trail mix, […]

    Public Group / 25 members
  • active 2 months, 1 week ago

    Talk with others about the cottage food industry in Indiana

    Public Group / 8 members
  • active 3 months ago

    A great-tasting product doesn’t mean much if it isn’t safe. Is your fridge cold enough, or should you wear gloves? Ask others about best-practices in handling food so that your customers are both healthy and happy.

    Public Group / 24 members
  • active 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Almost all states have exemptions for selling certain types of homemade, if all proceeds go to a nonprofit or similar cause. This group is for those who want to provide homemade food for their community without […]

    Public Group / 9 members