Sell Your Baked Goods under the Illinois Cottage Food Law - U of I Extension

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Sell Your Baked Goods under the Illinois Cottage Food Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 31, 2016

Do your friends all tell you that your bread is delicious, that your cookies melt in their mouths, or that you should be selling your baked goods? “It might be easier than you think,” says Jenna Smith, University of Illinois Extension, nutrition and wellness educator. “Illinois has a Cottage Foods Law that enables small-scale entrepreneurs to sell their products, such as baked goods, jams and jellies and dried herbs and teas, made in their own home kitchens, at their local farmers market.”

Want to know more? University of Illinois Extension has designed a website with all the information you need to know. Learn what foods you can and cannot sell, requirements you’ll need to meet to get you started, and essential food safety information to keep your customers’ safe and your business reputable. Go to http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cottage/. Now is the perfect time to begin thinking about what to sell at your farmers market!

Contact:  Drusilla Banks, Extension unit educator, Nutrition & Wellness, Grundy-Kankakee-Will Unit (815) 933-8337. dbanks@illinois.edu

Mary Liz Wright, Extension unit educator, Nutrition & Wellness, Clark-Crawford-Edgar Unit (217) 826-5422. maryliz@illinois.edu

Jenna Smith, Extension unit educator, Nutrition & Wellness, Livingston-McLean-Woodford Unit

(309) 663-8306. jesmith6@illinois.edu

Pull date: November 30, 2021