Actually I think you will find that setting a schedule will increase your business! With bread it’s pretty easy, because people typically want bread on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Most cottage bread bakers choose a pickup/delivery day of the week, and then have the same baking schedule every week. It’s your business, you make the rules……[Read more]
Hi, I am a artisan bread baker in Northern California (Benicia). Here’s my biggest challenge baking from home (no storefront, etc): My customers set my schedule and not the other way around! I find myself “on demand” of my customers. I love them, but really, I should be setting the schedule. I am afraid if I set too restrictive parameters I…[Read more]
Jonathan, you can sell perishable baked goods at farmers markets by producing them in a commercial kitchen and getting a different license from the health department.
There is no legal way to sell them from home, or to sell homemade perishable baked goods, except for building a commercial kitchen on your property (which is very complex and costly…[Read more]
Nunuz, I think it’s important to know that most of this kind of info can’t be found online. You need to contact your health dept, the planning division, etc and wait for them to get back to you. It usually takes quite a bit of patience.
However, generally speaking, in addition to the CFO permit you will likely need a business license, and yes…[Read more]
I don’t know what things are like in California, but I can tell you what I know based on my own experience and a little Google.
If you have a cfo class A you can sell to people who stop by your place to buy what you made there, and you can sell baked goods at a community event located in the county where you have the cfo registered, but that is…[Read more]
If you sell the items you are describing, but leave off the custard and cream, you will be in compliance. But I bet the pastry is a little too dry without the custard or cream. To sell prohibited foods to children, the immunocompromised, and the elderly is very bad practice.
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