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Sweet news for home bakers:
Rules now let them sell at
fairs, festivals

Dallas Morning News, by Julieta Chiquillo

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/31/2013 12:16:52 PM

Home bakers tasted victory two years ago when the Texas Cottage Food Law made their businesses legal. A set of revisions that take effect Sunday will sweeten the deal by expanding the list of places where home bakers can peddle their treats. Under the updated law, cottage food producers can sell their goods at farmers markets, farm stands, fairs and festivals. Current rules require sales to take place exclusively at the baker’s house. “Most of us do custom work, so we just don’t have people walking off the street to our homes,” said Denise DelVecchio of Midlothian, a home baker

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 8/31/2013 1:13:04 PM     (No. 9499982)

Oh, thank you, thank you, big government, for condescending to let us make something and sell it to a willing buyer. How could we ever survive without you, big government.

Sheesh.

I remember about two years ago the city of Dallas was trying to shut down the farmer´s markets. Couldn´t grub money off of them so just moved to shut them down. Not sure what happened but I think as long as they pay some graft to the city now, they can have them.

When will we have had enough?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Philly_Patriot, 8/31/2013 1:41:35 PM     (No. 9500023)

Last I checked It as illegal here for home bakers without a ´commercial Kitchen license´ to make ´homemade´ goodies for School, Church and community bazaars.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/31/2013 1:59:14 PM     (No. 9500047)

Why did the gummint oafs think they even had to have a law on this? My God! Do they have to control everything?

Don´t answer- I know they believe they have to control everything.

Too bad we can´t get together and throw the bums out because for sure, we have lost control of them!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: richwill, 8/31/2013 2:30:37 PM     (No. 9500105)

A smidgen of sanity in an insane USA.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/31/2013 6:28:39 PM     (No. 9500382)

And beginning Jan. 1, cottage food producers must have completed an accredited food handler course. Some online courses cost about $10.

This is a new requirement?

And they no longer have to wear plastic gloves when passing out samples. Just wash their hands.

No thanks.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: billa, 8/31/2013 8:38:23 PM     (No. 9500473)

I was stunned to read about this going on in Texas.

Here in No. Cal., it is practically illegal to breathe.

Everything is banned in public schools that contain any sugar or calories (can imagine how the athletes deal with that) and is working up the ladder to the private work sector where non-vegetarian foods, cakes, cupcakes, cookies and candies cannot be served during parties, congratulatory, promotion an retirement parties.

In my state we literally have a food gestapo.

And people who do not consume PC food are beginning to be treated like smokers are treated now. Pirahas (sp?).

I am waiting for our neighborhood farmer´s market to be hit. However, they tend to be from very wealthy local farms, so they may have clout to fight this lunacy.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 9/1/2013 1:29:46 AM     (No. 9500636)

Entrepreneur´s aren´t collecting welfare or unemployment.

Did they wear those gloves at home with the cat and dog ? This will work until somebody gets sick.

We have a deluxe farmer´s market that looks more like an upscale flea market. It´s so good that you have to have a city and county license plus booth rent-about $150, before you sell anything.



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