South Dakota’s Home-Processed Foods Law–Is It Working for You?

In 2009, Dakota Rural Action organized a group of producers, consumers, farmers market managers, home-bakers, and others to craft the state’s first home-processed foods law. Working with the State Dept. of Health, Dept. of Agriculture, and SDSU Extension, we passed that law in early in 2010. The “cottage foods” law made it legal--within certain parameters--to sell homemade pickles, jellies, breads,…

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