Cooking up a cottage food business

Recent changes to the Texas Cottage Food Law mean that more foods can be prepared and sold from a residential kitchen. “The previous law limited the foods that could be sold and mainly allowed baked goods, jams and jellies, and dried herbs”, says Brianne Langdon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent for Hood & Somervell County. Under the amended law, which took effect Sept. 1, the list of foods that can be sold has been expanded to include pickles, popcorn snacks, candy, unroasted nut butters and vinegar.