As with any other business endeavor there are certain rules and regulations that govern the industry. These rules and regulations are set by the individuals states and cover the types of items that can be sold, where vendors can sell, how products must be packaged and labeled and much more. There are currently 31 states that allow citizens to bake from home for profit in some form.
The following states have Cottage Food Laws that allow home food processing:
The following states currently have Cottage Food Laws, however the laws have some major restrictions:
The following states currently have Cottage Food initiative or legislation pending:
The following states do no have cottage food laws:
If you live in one of these states and would like to start a homebased bakery, follow the steps below.