New Texas Cottage Food laws begin September 1st

On September 1st, making and selling baked goods from your home will become much easier – well, at least a much more legal.

In the past, it was illegal to make and sell goods from an unlicensed home kitchen. Starting September 1st, home bakers can prepare and sell baked goods from their homes without need of a permit.

Baked goods are defined only as “cookies, cakes, breads, Danish, donuts, pastries, pies, and other items that are prepared by baking the item in an oven.” Other stipulations include a cap on the earned income from sales ($50,000), as well as prohibiting sale outside the home at events such as festivals, farmer’s markets, etc.

Even so, supporters see this as a huge step for aspiring business owners to legally offer their culinary skills to the public, and as a stepping stone for looser restrictions in the future.

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baked goodies from the Dallas Vegan bake sale in April