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More home made foods approved for farmer's markets

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 03:57:42 CDT
By: Jim Browne

More home made foods approved for farmer's markets More kitchen made food could soon be showing up at a farmer's market near you after a new state law went into effect the first of the year. Jenna Smith, with the University of Illinois Extension office says it would allow people to make jams, jellies, fruit pies, cookies and breads in their home kitchen for sale at the outdoor events:


She says foods canned foods, like tomatoes, are NOT allowed under the new Cottage Food law, because they are not acidic enough to deter bacterial growth. Smith says pies will be allowed, if they're fruit pies, and not a cream of chiffon pie. So, no pumpkin or banana cream pies. Breads, however will be allowed. Jenna Smith says the Extension office has a complete list and is holding a workshop at the Hershey Road location Wednesday evening to provide more information, including what should be on labels. Registration for the workshop ends today.


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