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Day of Sharing Melbourne

I just want to say what a wonderful time I had at my first Day of Sharing.  The demonstrations were so informational and helpful.  I am so glad I attended and plan to attend more.  I also attended Simi Cake & Confections sugar classes that were held on saturday.  These classes were excellant, since taking the classes I feel more confident working with sugar.  If you want to work with pulled or blown sugar I strongly suggest taking these classes.



Posted by Barbara Schmal on June 27, 2011 at 7:38pm

Florida Food Inspection Letter

Hello Everyone,
I know everyone is excited that Florida has the Cottage Food Law, and I know everyone has questions.   Please give the Dept of Agriculture a chance to get things put together regarding this new law before contacting them.  Below is an email I received to help with some of your anxiety.
Bill 7209 specifying new language in Chapter 500 Florida Statutes was passed during the recent legislative session. This change…

Posted by Barbara Schmal on June 24, 2011 at 6:50am — 1 Comment

Florida Governor Signs Cottage Food Act

Florida Cottage Food Act will be effective on July 1st. 


Enjoy your new found freedom of baking from your homes.


Happy Baking



Posted by Barbara Schmal on June 22, 2011 at 3:14pm — 1 Comment

REV1 Chocolate Tempering Machine for Sale


Brand new, never used.  Ebay sells for over $400.  Please contact me directly to make serious offer.




Posted by Jane Koon on June 16, 2011 at 4:19pm


It appears a spammer got into our network and caused some unrest.  I apologize for the disruption and have suspended the person involved.  I have set a control that from now all prospective members must be approved by me.  If you feel there is a reason to suspend a member, please bring it to my attention as soon as possible.

Thank you for your sharing and caring thru the activities on this page.




Posted by Merrie Lee Axtell Reese on June 15, 2011 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

Florida Cottage Food Passes Onto the Governor

I just watched the Cottage Food Bill being voted on for the last time and it passed out of the House and Senate and is now going to the Governor to sign into law.  The Governor has two weeks the most to sign the bill.

Happy Baking/Cooking Florida
Barbara Schmal

Posted by Barbara Schmal on May 6, 2011 at 6:49pm — 1 Comment

PME Professional Diploma Course

Does anyone in the southeastern US offer this course?

Posted by Jane Koon on March 24, 2011 at 12:29pm — 3 Comments

Cottage Food Bill# HB 5007

The Cottage Food Bill has a number now HB 5007 so if you go to the website of the Florida House of Representatives you can look up this bill and follow it. It is currently going through other committees. The Bill# isn't just for the Cottage Food Act actually it is for several professions that the house is streamlining the requirements. So to see the requirements for the Cottage Food you need to scroll down the bill until you see "Cottage Food" the bill will state first how the law is currently… Continue

Posted by Barbara Schmal on March 18, 2011 at 6:17pm

Florida Cottage Food Act is NOW a BILL next LAW

Hello Everyone,

I am please to tell you that the Florida House of Representatives have created the Florida Cottage Food Act as a bill. This bill will be heard on Tuesday and then it goes to the next committee, than the senate and finally the Govenor. I attached the actual bill for you to read. The actual bill is on page 15 item 415. I reviewed a copy of this bill last week but was not able to say anything. Today Teddi Creamer called me to tell me the location of the bill and said… Continue

Posted by Barbara Schmal on March 12, 2011 at 3:04pm — 4 Comments

Boca Day of Sharing

Hi everyone,

I just added an album from the Boca Day of Sharing from yesterday.  It was great seeing all our South Florida friends!  Hope everyone can make it to the Day of Sharing in Melbourne Beach on 6/26/11.  Enjoy!

Posted by Sidney Galpern on January 31, 2011 at 10:51am



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