I petition my Kentucky state legislators to enact a Cottage Foods bill authorizing the Department of Agriculture to issue customized Home Bakery licenses/permissions to residential kitchens for the purpose of selling non-potentially-hazardous bakery products, such as, but not limited to: breads, cakes, doughnuts, pastries, buns, rolls, cookies, biscuits, and pies. This law will help create employment opportunities for state residents currently out of work. It is acknowledged that the cottage food laws may require food processors to pay a license and/or permit fee. It is this licensing requirement that could bring in money for the entire state or partially pay for any cost incurred for additional regulatory program operations. This law will also allow small commercial bakery owners to operate from a home-based location should their business revenues start to decline due to changes in the economy.
Kentucky's cottage laws are unfairly strict. Those of us who are urban homesteaders could never sell what we grow because we're restricted by these laws. It's time to modernize, Kentucky.
I am a professional chef turned full-time mom. I am desperate to get my baked products onto the market but KY does not support TRUE small business without the inclusion of cottage industry! It's time to step up KY!!
We need fair Cottage Laws that represent the current economy.
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