House Bill 263 Sent To Senate Agriculture Committee

House Bill 263 was picked up in the Senate by the Agriculture Committee on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Today we were informed by Representative Health, that a hearing is expected to happen on March 13th. This is great news! We will update on this once more information is given. In the meantime, we need everyone […]

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The Kentucky House of Representatives and HB 263

This week I and other Kentucky Home Bakers went to Frankfort, KY to be there when the house voted on House Bill 263. First, we had a great group show up on Tuesday. I drove for 4 hours from Paducah to attend. Our home bakers gave cookies, cupcakes, and cake pops to be passed out […]

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House Bill 263: An Act Related to Home-Based Food Products

  January 23-25th we met with legislators in Frankfort, Kentucky to talk with them about changing Kentucky’s current law to allow all people to bake from home. We handed out cookies, cupcakes and information for them to consider about the cottage food industry. Representative Richard Heath agreed to sponsor our bill and the following week […]

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We Are Going To Frankfort!

January 24, 2018 we are going to Frankfort, KY to meet with Representative Richard Heath. We will meet at the Capitol Annex building, which is located behind the Capitol. The address for the Capitol Annex building is: 702 Capitol Ave, Frankfort, KY 40601-3448. The meeting will take place at 10:00 a.m. EST. If you can […]

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A Tribute, And An Update

When I was growing up in Paducah, Kentucky, at every birthday we always had amazing cakes that my mom bought from a local baker. It was the 80’s, and long before Food Network and shows like Ace of Cakes. Our little town had a local cake decorator named Fern Hamblin. Her little cake business was […]

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Another Taste of Our Youth

“As single, male senior citizen, my home cooking abilities are severely limited. Something like this would help me get the homemade things that I remember so much from many years ago. It’s time we took the over-cautious mindset out of things and remembered that my generation drank water from a hose, shared drinks, rode in […]

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High Barrier To Entry, Even As A Farmer – Emily’s Baking Story

Today we feature the story of a farmer. This is Emily’s story in her own words. “Dear Kentucky State Lawmakers, I am Two Sisters Fudge, a small entity that followed all the rules for a few dollars per pound in profit. I am Kentucky Proud and yet that doesn’t describe my story. I wanted a […]

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Stifled Dreams, Laura’s Baking Story

States with supportive cottage food laws provide simple and inexpensive ways for skilled people to begin safe and profitable businesses from home — businesses that can become sustainable jobs. Arguably, Kentucky’s lack of a cottage food law mostly affects women — ones who can and bake, but who might otherwise lack employment, garden space, access […]

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Rural American Dreams, Beth’s Baking Story

Today we feature the story of a baker from a rural Kentucky community. This is Beth’s story in her own words. “My name is Beth and I’m only twenty-three years old. I was born and raised in Henry County, Kentucky. I’m new to home baking because I’ve been baking for less than 2 years. However, […]

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