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Additional Resources

Wisconsin Farmers Union

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Wisconsin Cottage Food Association

The Wisconsin Cottage Food Association keeps us connected and updated on all things cottage food in our state. Membership is free and open to anyone in Wisconsin who supports cottage food: Producers, those thinking about starting a business, customers and supporters. Since launching in early 2021, we’ve grown to over 1,000 members and are the largest cottage food association in the country!


Wisconsin Home Bakery Business Owners Facebook Group

A supportive and collaborative community of Wisconsin home bakery business owners, including those just starting out and researching.  Note there are a couple questions to answer when submitting a request to join the group.

Farmstead Bakery: Recipes & Resources

A North Central SARE and farmer-led collection of tested recipes and other resources for cottage food bakers to utilize local ingredients.  Also includes marketing and display ideas.


Homemade for Sale:  How to Set up and Market a Food Business From Your Home Kitchen

Cottage food business start-up resource -- second edition just released!


Udemy Course:  How to Set up and Market a Food Business From Your Home Kitchen

Over five hours of content led by Lisa Kivirist on starting your cottage food business, including sections specific to Wisconsin.  Use the current link the YouTube comments for an over 60% discounted registration price of only $30.​

Extension Resources for Commercial Kitchens & Licensing on selling a food product not covered under cottage food law


Selling High Acid Canned Items under the Pickle Bill

Note since 2010 there has been this Pickle Bill Law covering high-acid canned items (the law has not changed since that time). Contact DATCP directly with any questions.

April 10-13, 2023:  Home-Based Food Entrepreneur Virtual National Conference

Event info:

WFU is proud to be a sponsor for the next national cottage food conference, designed to offer practical, actionable ideas and information from some of the leaders of the cottage food movement and from cottage food entrepreneurs who are running a successful, and profitable, business from their home kitchen. This 2023 conference builds off a successful first conference in 2021 with over 900 attendees, establishing this event as the preeminent national gathering of the cottage food and food freedom community. All for just $35. All sessions will be recorded if you can’t make it live.

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