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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.



Added by Barbara Schmal on June 27, 2011 at 7:38pm — No Comments

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…

Added 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



Added by Barbara Schmal on June 22, 2011 at 3:14pm — 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

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

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

Added by Barbara Schmal on March 18, 2011 at 6:17pm — No Comments

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

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

Florida Cottage Food Act Update

I received the email below from the Florida Dept of Agriculture. It appears that the Commissioner will be making some recommedations at the end of this month regarding allowing baked goods from home. I think it would be a good idea to send a letter to the commissioner expressing our needs for this act and how it will benefit Florida. The commissioner for the Dept of Agriculture is Charles Bronson and you can email him at…


Added by Barbara Schmal on December 6, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments


Hello Everyone,

I want to give you an update regarding getting the Florida Cottage Food Act passed into law. At our meeting that was held on Sept. 11th, only 4 people showed up, Amy Spencer, Karen Scheff, Stephanie Boswell and Nicole Srur. There were several people who could not make the meeting but, offered ways to help.

We are working on starting a blog, and an online petition. Since there are elections this November this will give us time to contact talk with everyone… Continue

Added by Barbara Schmal on September 24, 2010 at 6:57am — No Comments

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