The Sustainable Economies Law Center is heading up a campaign for a Cottage Food Law in California in 2012. Cottage Food Laws have been passed in 28 states, many of these since the economic downturn began in 2007. They can reduce barriers for small-scale food entrepreneurs, allowing them to sell certain low-risk, homemade foods. This law at the state-level, combined with city-level changes like the Berkeley Edible Gardens Initiative, could open up many pathways for new food businesses. If you think the idea of a local, sustainable, home-grown economy is delicious, read on to lend your support.
For more background and an overview of the effort, the SF Chronicle published a good article about a week ago.
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