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 […]
Share ideas about custom decorated cookies, chocolate chip cookies, macarons, etc.
Are you a cake maker, or do you just love eating cake? Share ideas about wedding cakes, birthday cakes, cupcakes, cake pops… you name it. Discuss baking, decorating, toppers, contracts, or anything else related to cake.
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.
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
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 […]
This group covers breads, muffins, biscuits, scones, doughnuts, bagels, tortillas, etc.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Before customers can love you, they must notice you. Powerful marketing can help you stand out in a crowd and be the difference between turning a profit or loss. What have you struggled with, and what have you done well?
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, […]
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.
Talk with others about the cottage food industry in Oregon
Talk with others about the cottage food industry in Washington