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Times: At-home bakers hail state's new Cottage Food Act The Cottage Food Act of Washington would let small, home-based entrepreneurs sell cakes, cookies, jams, jellies and other so-called “low-risk” foods without requiring that they rent commercial kitchen space….

Times: At-home bakers hail state's new Cottage Food Act Credit: The Seattle Times / Mike Siegel

Under the state’s new cottage-food rules, Jennifer Greiner Clark can legally sell cakes she bakes and decorates at her home.

by MELISSA ALLISON / The Seattle Times KING5.com Posted on May 18, 2012 at 1:12 PM

The Cottage Food Act of Washington would let small, home-based entrepreneurs sell cakes, cookies, jams, jellies and other so-called “low-risk” foods without requiring that they rent commercial kitchen space.

The Legislature passed the act last year, and it could go into effect as early as this summer.

More than 250 home-based businesses have shown interest in applying for a cottage-foods license, according to the Washington state Department of Agriculture, which administers the new law. It estimates 1,000 people eventually will apply.

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