The 21st Show

Buying Directly from Home Food Producers


Many took up stress baking during the pandemic, the General Assembly recently passed the Home-to-Market Act — Senate Bill 2007. It would make it easier for cottage food producers, those who make lower-risk foods like baked goods or jam, to sell directly to consumers, not just at farmers markets. 

The 21st spoke to two food producers in Illinois who have advocated for this law.


Kelly Lay, Home baker and hot sauce maker, LeRoy  

Kathy Cherie, Cake du Jour, Elk Grove 


Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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