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Texas Cottage Food Law Updates

On June 10th of this year, Governor Abbot signed Senate Bill 572 “Relating to the regulation of cottage food production operations.” The original 2011 Texas Cottage Food Law and 2013 expansion made the great state of Texas one of the friendliest places to start a home food production business. With the changes made in SB 572, the Texas Cottage Food law becomes even friendlier to business owners and makes more products available to the public. This law allows any Texas resident with a Food Handler’s certification to produce… Read More →

Cooking Up a Cottage Food Business

Interested in starting up your own Cottage Food Business? Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Bosque County and the Laguna Park Library will be offering a fun course called Cooking Up a Cottage Food Business and Food Handler’s Certification on Tuesday, February 17, from 10am-1pm at the Laguna Park Community Church Fellowship Hall.  The cost of the course is $20 (pay at the door), and bring a sack lunch. This two- in-one class is the best class to help you get started with your Cottage Food Business!  Start with… Read More →

Food Handler’s Course & Updates to the Cottage Food Law

In 2011, the Texas Legislature passed the Texas Cottage Food Law, a bill that makes it legal to sell certain foods that are made in a residential kitchen like baked goods, jams, jellies, and spice mixes.  This bill was a great start for entrepreneurial Texans with an interest in making and selling homemade goodies.  This year, the Texas Legislature amended the bill to include more foods and make it possible to sell goods at local places like farmers markets, festivals, and non-profit fairs.  Below is a summary of… Read More →