If you want to learn more about your state’s cottage food law, or better understand how this site was made, this post will give you ideas for how to research and update a law on Forrager.
California’s new law (AB 626) has some lofty goals, but some of the bill language will keep it from making much of an impact. Cottage food bills have made some mistakes over and over again, preventing them from achieving their full potential.
Lisa Kivirist co-authored Homemade For Sale, which is an excellent book about the cottage food industry. Hear Lisa speak about her progression from Corporate America to entrepreneurial eco-farmer to author/speaker/activist.
Rich Gould founded the Cottage Food Operators Association of America (CFOAA) in 2015, and it is the first non-profit trade association for the cottage food industry. I spoke with Rich about a number of topics, including his vision for the CFOAA and the industry.
I recently received a few questions from Sid, a student at the University of Tampa who’s doing some research on the cottage food industry. The questions are high-level enough that I realized they’d make a good blog post, so I’m sharing my answers here.