The Department of Consumer Protection says they have issued 190 cottage food licenses since the beginning of the pandemic. That’s 62 more than in the same period last year.
Six-hundred restaurants closed their doors during the pandemic, but home baking businesses have taken off. “I had been talking to my co-workers about baking and looking at it as a secondary venture and they said ‘if you start we’ll buy your stuff no problem.’ It really was an opportunity to follow my passion,” Cyndi Frank said. Frank operates The...