Category Archives: Cottage Food Law Info & Blog Posts

Happy New Year!

Originally posted on Minnesota Cottage Food Law:
This year has been so amazing! A year ago I honestly didn’t believe that we would all be here today, able to sell our baked goods from home and working on our new businesses. A year ago, progress seemed to have hit a stalemate and I didn’t know…

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July 1, 2015 ~ It’s The Big Day!

Originally posted on Minnesota Cottage Food Law:
Hi everyone! I’m so excited to finally be able to officially say It’s The Big Day! The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has posted the information for the cottage food requirements on their website. Now please, please remember that this is still a work in progress and is…

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Weekly Update ~ June 15, 2015

Originally posted on Minnesota Cottage Food Law:
Wow! What a roller coaster ride last week was! I was never sure if we were up or down. For those of you who haven’t already heard, our bill was passed and signed by Governor Dayton on Saturday afternoon. This is the link to one of the news articles: “Dayton Signs…

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Special Session Update ~ Passed!!

Originally posted on Minnesota Cottage Food Law:
It’s an awesome morning! I really tried to stay awake and find out what was happening with the bill last night but finally gave up. However I was greeted this morning with a wonderful note from Mr. McGrath: “AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT BILL $780 million budget for agriculture and…

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Important Update!

Originally posted on Minnesota Cottage Food Law:
Just got word that Special Session is scheduled to start at 10:00 AM at the State Office Building. The Cottage Food changes are located in Revisor # 15-4504, 38.17 Sec. 53. There are pros and cons in this Omnibus Bill, so we will have to see what happens.

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April 27, 2015 ~ Weekly Update

Originally posted on Minnesota Cottage Food Law:
Great news! Our senate Cottage Food bill SF1249 did pass through the finance committee, happy dance! It’s now included in the SF2101 Omnibus Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Jobs, and Economic Development Appropriations bill authored by Sen Tomassoni. You can look at it if you click this link: SF1249,…

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April 15, 2015 ~ Our Day At the Capitol & Status Update

Originally posted on Minnesota Cottage Food Law:
Hello folks! I am so sorry to keep you all waiting for an update. Monday was a very long day. Since this was the first time I have actually sat in at the State Capitol for one of these hearings I am going to walk you through it…

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March 26, 2015 ~ Update

Just got word from Rep. Newberger, the House Finance Committee passed HF 910! He said, “It passed and will be held for inclusion in the Ag policy bill. Great news!” It is indeed great news! If I understand how this works, the next step in the House of Representatives will be the floor vote, which …

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Food Friday ~ Cherry Pecan Bread

Originally posted on Minnesota Cottage Food Law:
One of my holiday favorites is a recipe I found years ago for Cherry Pecan Bread. Here’s the recipe. Enjoy! Cherry Pecan Bread 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup…

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Food Friday ~ Easy Pumpkin Dessert

Originally posted on Minnesota Cottage Food Law:
Need a super easy dessert? My daughter and I came up with this one day and it has become a fall favorite. Mostly because fall is the only time of year that I can find Pumpkin Mousse in the deli! 1 pound of Pumpkin Mousse (I buy mine from the…

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