Wisconsin Food Cottage Law

Shannon Heupel
Shannon Heupel 138 Comments
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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.

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  • Cheryl Whitman
    Cheryl Whitman United States, Luck
    Oct 10, 2017
    Oct 10, 2017
    There is no reason why people shouldn’t be allowed to produce and sell baked goods. I love going to farmers markets the have baked goods.
  • Suanne Funk
    Suanne Funk United States, Kenosha
    Sep 16, 2017
    Sep 16, 2017
    Please pass this!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Aug 25, 2017
    Aug 25, 2017
    I've been researching on how to start a cupcake business and now I find that Wisconsin doesn't have the food cottage law. I'd like this bill to pass as well.
    thanks
  • Mary O'Laughlin
    Mary O'Laughlin United States
    Aug 22, 2017
    Aug 22, 2017
    I make gourmet baked cheese cakes. I am retired and would like to feel somewhat worthwhile. I would love to sell them but I according to the State of Wisconsin I need to either build a kitchen for only the cheesecakes, rent space and if I build it needs to be zoned for business and hold a license. None of these options are financially good for me as I am not swimming in extra cash. Please let the little guy or gal have a chance. Thank you
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