Category Archives: Important Updates

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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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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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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December Update

Hi folks! I hope everyone is doing well this busy month of December. I have a few updates for you. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has informed me that the re-registration forms will be mailed out on December 15th. I know that some of you have concerns about the timing but I wouldn’t worry about …

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November 2017 Update

Hello everyone! I received some exciting news from Carrie at the MDA last night. Our Cottage Food registrations have just hit a record high 2500 active registrations! Great work everyone! Please keep spreading the word and sharing the information for Minnesota Cottage Food Producer Registration. Re-Registration                    …

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2017 Fall Update

Hello everyone! I hope you had a lovely summer. I have heard from many of our cottage food producers, both home bakers and farmer’s market vendors, that they had really great success this summer. We are nearing the end of 2017 and it won’t be long before the busy holiday season hits us. There are …

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