In late 2021, the Illinois General Assembly passed the Home to Market Act, which expanded the state’s Cottage Food law passed in 2012.
University of Illinois Extension Health and Wellness Educator Lisa Peterson says the extension office of Christian County is ready to help people navigate the new law which went into effect in January.
Peterson says cottage foods are typically non-perishable and sealed off items.
The first step is to sign up for a course to receive a certificate verifying you know the law.
Peterson says the use of cottage foods is a great way to become an entrepreneur.
Learn more at extension.illinois.edu. Peterson appeared as a guest on the WTIM Morning Show.