Has anyone ever told me that sells delicious pound cake? Having friends and family insist you can make a mint selling your delicious sugar cookies? If this sounds like you, then you can benefit from baking up your kitchen. The whole country there are bakeries home delivery of countless heavenly baked goods throughout the community.
There are many responsibilities that go with starting a home bakery. First, you need to have a Food Regulatory Specialist / Food Compliance Officer come to your house and check it out. In most cases the Ministry of Agriculture is the government agency that will oversee your compliance checks. Your kitchen needs to be checked to ensure that it is clean and in proper condition to produce baked goods that are suitable for human consumption. Although licensing is not required for a home-based bakery, and a separate kitchen is required, you must comply with specific conditions set by the Department of Agriculture or local agency regulations you.
Currently there are 11 states that allow home-based bakery to sell their baked goods / candy to the public. States are: Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia; all others should check with their local (county) health department or food safety agency.
Operate a home-based bakery means finding your niche. Do you decorate a cake; create a custom cake or unusually dry rub jerk? Years ago when the country was predominantly rural there are many home bakers and home cooks bread and butter they sell, maintain and jellies, along with homemade breads, pastries, cakes, pies and cookies.
Three years ago the Raleigh Farmer’s Market asked home-bread to sell their goods in the warehouse crafters away from the main market area. Today there is a specific area for home bakers and people are flocking to their table. Fresh baked goods, delicious and offers a variety not available at the grocery store.
Let there be no mistake, home-based bakery operation is hard work. This means long hours and commitment to quality, but for those who take the challenge is by far the best job in the whole. You set your own hours of work, you provide the public with delicious items that can only be duplicated by you and for those with families when they are their children home from school.
The down side to the use of professional isolation, but a home-based bakery forum has been created to help the bread stay in touch with each other and support each other to build a friendship between a home baker who never existed before.