The application for Cottage Food Operator Permits is now LIVE on the Department of Health’s website.
You can find the guidelines and application, along with a ton of vital information, here: Cottage Food Operators – Home Bakers
Please remember that while we are always here to offer you guidance and support, the Department of Health is the entity governing the regulations and issuing the permits, so we will all have to refer to them as the authority on permitting matters.
Please also remember to be patient. The permits are a brand-new process for both us bakers and the Department of Health, so allow them the time to work through what’s sure to be a giant influx of applications in these first few days and weeks.
Congratulations, New Jersey home bakers!!!
You are all now free to pursue your 100% LEGAL cottage food dreams!