Law opens door for ‘ cottage foods’
Some homemade items now OK for sale to public
It took a few years, but at long last Connecticut “foodpreneurs” can preheat their kitchen ovens to cook up family favorites for commercial sale.
They better get the car warming up, as well, because under Connecticut’s new “cottage food” rules, there is no easy recipe for getting those products to buyers.
In October, the state Department of Consumer Protection began accepting applications under a new “cottage food” law from those looking to sell food made in their home kitchens. The new regulation prohibits food entrepreneurs, however, from selling through stores or otherwise distributing through the mail or via thirdparty delivery services such as
With a new “cottage food” law in effect, Connecticut residents can legally sell nonperishable foods prepared and packaged in their home kitchens, though distribution is limited to direct delivery or farmers markets such as the Westport Winter Farmers Market, seen here.