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Important Info

Hello everyone! I received this information from the MN Department of Health today. Although this article isn’t specifically talking about Cottage Food Producers, I still think it’s a good thing to be aware of. Scam Alert! Fake health inspectors In recent weeks, MDH and some local health departments in Minnesota have received complaints about fake …

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U of M Extension Enews Info

The University of Minnesota Extension has the June issue of the Cottage Food Connection out. Among other things this issue talks about why some foods are considered potentially hazardous and showcases a wonderful young man named Rasmus Bregendahl, The Danish Baker. If you haven’t already signed up, the Cottage Food Connection Enews is a great …

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Bill Update

The 2018 MN Legislature has come to a close. Unfortunately our bill did not make it through the conference committee. We want to thank everyone who worked to get the bill as far as it did go. The political process is never quick and easy. We will continue to work towards our goals but in …

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March 22, 2018

Happy Spring you all! In addition to my report about yesterday, Great Day In St. Paul!, I have a few other updates. First of all we want to congratulate Kentucky on their cottage food bill being amended yesterday. Up until now only farmer’s could sell non-potentially hazardous foods at farmer’s market and road sides. As …

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Great Day In St. Paul!

Yesterday a group of Cottage Food Producers spent the day at the capitol to talk about the two items that need to be amended. Those two items being the LLC and cap issues. We had a great time meeting each other, some of us for the first time, before venturing out together to meet with …

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March 2018

Happy March Everyone! I have some exciting things to share today. As I’m sure you all know the 2018 MN Legislative Session has begun and there are a two issues we are going to address this year. First of all we want to have the ability to become LLC’s if we choose to and secondly we …

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Feb. 27, 2018

Hello everyone! I do try to write an update every month but February just flew by and in just 21 days it’ll already be spring. Which all Minnesotans know is just the beginning of the last six weeks of our winter season, if we’re lucky. 🙂 By now I believe everyone has seen the notice …

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Important Information

Attention please, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has issued this important warning to everyone seeking to become a registered cottage foods producer. Please take note, be aware and please pass this information on to others. The MDA was recently informed that someone may be fraudulently posing as an MDA inspector and collecting cash payments for …

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Happy New Year!

2018 has arrived in all it’s freezing glory! I know it’s not as cold as it can be here in our lovely state of Minnesota, but for some reason the chill factor seems worse than usual. I hope you all had a lovely holiday season. I know many of you had a lot of business …

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Registration Renewal Update

Hello folks! I just want to give you a quick update about your cottage food producer’s re-registration. By now those of you who have been waiting for your registration renewal letters should have received them. They are very easy to fill out online. Just follow the step-by-step instructions printed on the yellow page. One thing …

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