Minnesota has a modified Cottage Food Law allowing its citizens to prepare . The State Department of Agriculture does allow limited home food processing, however.Update! The state of Minnesota has a modified cottage food statutue. You can bake from home for profit, not making more than $5000.00 per year.
According to Subd. 2 (see the link below) home food processing is allow by “Persons selling the products of the farm or garden occupied and cultivated by them, or to persons not regularly engaged in the business of manufacturing (Joe public) and selling food and who prepare food only on order of and for sale directly to the ultimate consumer (no advertising allowed), or to educational, charitable or religious organizations not regularly engaged in the business of manufacturing, processing, or selling food at their established educational, charitable or religious institutions. Please remember that many wedding venues will require that the baker be licensed, eliminating home-based bakers from selling their cakes.
If you would like more information please review the State of Minnesota statues located at: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=28A.15
Recommendation: Instead of trying to create a new cottage food law, look into modifying this statutue so you can (1) advertise to the public at least using social media, (right now you can only advertise by word of mouth) (2) increase the amount of money that can be made in the course of a year or remove the cap completely, (3) post information about the guidance for home food processing on the state Dept. of Agriculture website, in plain language for the citizens to understand. Good luck Minnesota!