The spirit of American entrepreneurship is alive and well in the cottage food industry, a unique space in which people prepare goods in their homes for sale. You’ve probably encountered a cottage food operator selling jam at your local farmer’s market or home-baked bread at the neighborhood grocery store. Selling jam seems fairly straightforward, but cottage food operators face a complex regulatory climate with many requirements that limit their ability to do business.  

Argive spoke to over 80 cottage food operators in California and identified three common regulatory concerns. Check out our blog post on the results and download the full set of comments below.



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