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Hope For California Homemade Food Ban

Thirty states have laws allowing for the sale of home-produced foods -- California is not one of them.

baked bread

Photo: Kristi Evans Lenz (Flickr)

Home-baked bread? Californians drafting a new homemade food law hope to legalize it to sell soon.

Homemade food is prized in some circles, and a lot of pride and effort goes into producing small batches of unique foods.

Don’t get caught selling products made from your home kitchen in California — the state’s no homemade law is so strict even bake sales aren’t allowed (unless they benefit charity.)

Artisanal foods are on the rise across the country — the recession has brought out many home cooks sharing their creative side, and looking to make a buck.

Thirty states have laws allowing the sale of homemade goods; however they vary from state to state.

Some handcrafted advocates are drafting a law that would allow homemade goods in California, and hopefully make an impact in the economically depressed state.

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Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Chicago. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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