Saturday, November 19, 2011

Legalize it!

This holiday season By the Spoonful is going legit! ALL PROCEEDS from jam sales through the end of December will benefit the Cottage Food for California campaign!

If you have been bugging me to ship my jam, accept money through paypal, or expand my operation, now's your chance to make it happen! Sign the petition and order some jam for the cause.

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What are cottage food laws, you ask? They simply allow small producers to sell their homemade jams, baked goods, and other artisan products. Currently California requires the use of a commercial kitchen, which is prohibitively expensive for most people, including yours truly. Cottage food laws are now on the books in at least 28 states. The California initiative is sponsored by The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), which "facilitates the growth of sustainable, localized, and just economies, through legal research, professional training, resource development, and education."