"Cottage food bill" that would allow growers to sell directly to consumers passes Senate
The so-called "Local Foods, Local Jobs Act," a bill sponsored by state senator Gail Schwartz that would allow small growers and producers to sell their goods directly to consumers, has passed the full Colorado Senate. It now heads to the House, which recently passed a similar bill, sponsored by embattled lawmaker Laura Bradford, that seeks to do the same for home bakers.
keep reading to watch a video of Pat Frazier, a farmer from Hotchkiss, talking about how the Local Foods, Local Jobs Act -- officially known as Senate Bill 1248 -- would benefit her.
Get the Dining Newsletter
The week's top local food news and events, plus interviews with chefs and restaurant owners, dining tips, and a peek at our print review.