Alabama has a modified Cottage Law which allows its citizens to operate a home based bakery or food processing business if selling at Farmers Markets/for Charitable Organizations. There is currently a move to create state-wide cottage food legislation.
The state of Alabama now allows some home food processing, but there are limitations. The ruling went into effect Thursday, April 23, 2009. View the New Alabama state ruling. For details about home food processing contact your local health departments or Alabama State Department of Agriculture, and How to Start a Food Processing Business in Alabama. For information about operating a home-based bakery in the state of Alabama contact Patti West at 334-884-8090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.