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Sharing Success!

Good morning! As our July anniversary nears I’ve been hearing more and more about the success of our fellow cottage food operators. There are so many successful bakers, jam & preserve makers, pickles & spice foodies out there that share the benefits of the cottage food law. It’s just awesome!! This morning I am going to share a wonderful article …

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Memorial Day 2015

It’s important to remember that the reason we have the ability to fight for our Cottage Food Bill and the changes we want in our government, is because we have the freedom to do so. Not all people, in all countries, have this freedom. Not just for today, but every day, this should never be taken …

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April 17, 2015 ~ MFMA Update

Good Morning! I received a note from Kathy Zeman this morning with an article written for the MFMA, Minnesota Farmers Market Association, clarifying the updates we hope will be made to the cottage food bill. As we have told you in the past our representatives are working closely with the people at the MDA. Have a great weekend! UPDATE! …

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March 27, 2015 ~ Happy Friday!

Howdy! As many of you already know, yesterday the HF910 bill was heard in the House Finance committee and passed! Many thanks to our Marianne Sussman and Kathy Zemen from the Minnesota Farmer’s Market Association for taking the time to attend these meeting and testify on our behalf. You can see a picture of them …

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Texas Creates Over 1400 Businesses

Texas has created over 1400 businesses since 2011 when their Cottage Food Law was amended to allow home based bakers to operate. Here is a really interesting article found on the Forbes website, dated 9/22/2014. This is what we need Minnesota! Texans Created Over A Thousands Local businesses after Texas Eased Restrictions On Selling Food …

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Sherburne County Fair

This past weekend was the Sherburne County Fair. I volunteered to help out at the GOP booth mainly because both Senator Brown, and Representative Newberger, have been such staunch supporters of our Cottage Food Bill from the very beginning, and they still are. Although we firmly believe that amending this bill is something for all the …

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It’s A New Year!

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a lovely holiday season. It’s a new year and with it brings a new chance to work on changing the Minnesota Cottage Food Law. Our total petition signatures are at 1182 and in the past month we have gained 48 more supporters on our Facebook page. 48 in just …

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MN Cottage Food Law Press Release

Because of everything that has been going on with the Institute for Justice and the lawsuits that they have brought against the Dept. of Agriculture, we have been contacted by some members of the media asking us where we fit into this. We decided it was in our best interest to issue a press release …

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Importance of Passing & Strengthening Cottage Food Laws ~ Written by the Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic

It has come to our attention that as of 2010 there has been a Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic. If you want to find out more about them just click on the link. They have some really interesting articles. The following excerpt is on page 6 of their article “Cottage Food Laws in the United States.” This article …

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Minnesota Cottage Food Law For Home Bakers

American traditions were founded on patriotic pride, helping our fellow man, working hard, and believing in our rights and freedoms. It was all about being an American and Mom’s Apple Pie. For a while now these things have slowly been taken away from us. It’s as if we are supposed to be ashamed of our …

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