COTTAGE OPERATION

The Illinois Cottage Law was written to allow small vendors the opportunity to make goods in home kitchens, and sell at farmer's markets while still allowing public health to monitor the operations.  All Cottage Operations should be registered with CU Department of Public Health and will be listed on their website.

2018 brought some exciting changes to the law, allowing more products to be made and sold. You can read all about the law here. Cottage Food Guide

All bakery goods are made in our home kitchen, with staff who has been certified in safe food handling exactly as restaurant chefs and workers have been. Certain ingredients or preparations are not allowed to be made or sold by Cottage Operations: for example, fresh cut fruit and dairy products will never be on our cakes (but can be baked into them!).