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Brooke Riendeau sets up produce and preserves at the Mobile Farmer's Market outside of the YMCA in Grand Forks in August of 2017. (Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)

The Legislature Should Leave “Cottage Foods” Alone

The Legislature Should Leave “Cottage Foods” Alone

During the 2017 legislative session lawmakers passed HB1433, introduced by Rep. Luke Simons (R-Dickinson), which supporters called the “food freedom act.” Essentially what it did was create a permissive regulatory framework allowing for direct-to-consumer food sales. The law refers to this as “cottage foods.” Basically the sort of thing you’d see at bake sales, only

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