Wisconsin Food Cottage Law

I petition my Wisconsin state legislators to enact a Cottage Foods bill authorizing the Department of Agriculture to issue customized "Home Bakery" licenses to residential kitchens for the purpose of selling non-potentially-hazardous bakery products; such as, but not necessarily limited to: breads, cakes, cookies, doughnuts, pastries, buns, rolls, biscuits, and pies (except meat or cream pies).

This law will help create jobs for people who are out of work and for those who stay at home with their children.Cottage food laws, which exist in over half of the U.S. states and in every region of the country, open up new possibility for small-scale enterprise and localized food production.Removing the significant financial and logistical barrier of having a commercial kitchen makes starting one’s own community-based food business more feasible for a greater number of people. It also gives consumers access to a greater variety of home-cooked locally-produced foods.This law will also add protection for those who have store front bakeries who would be able to conduct business from home if something were to happen to their business or should their business revenues start todeclinedue to changes in the economy.



  • Cynthia L. Klement I fully support the "cookie bill" and would like to eventually sell my baked goods at farmers markets.

  • Gerri Nedland Have sold my bread at Farmer's market for fund raisers. Would like to expand my sale options.

  • Nancy Gerondale It is not fair that area non profits can sell my donated bakery products but I can not. Please allow us to gain profit from our work.
    Thank you

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    Cynthia L. Klement

    4 days ago Comments: I fully support the "cookie bill" and would like to eventually sell my baked goods at farmers markets.
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