Subject: Act Now for Cottage Food in Massachusetts!

Dear Friend,

Currently in Massachusetts, cottage food sales have substantive requirements. Senate Bill 484, if it passes, would allow for sales of cottage food directly to consumers from the home, farmers market, online and delivery by creating an exemption from licensing.

There is a hearing on May 8, 2023. Scroll down to see Action Steps.

Please act now on this bill! See action steps below and share this alert with your friends

and family in Massachusetts.


In good health,

Alexia Kulwiec

Executive Director

TAKE ACTION #1 - Contact Your Legislators


Please contact your legislators (both in the Senate and House) about your support of this bill. A phone call is much more effective than an email. And remember to keep the conversation polite and to-the-point.


Tell them how this bill would benefit you.


Don't know who represents you? Find out who represents you HERE.


If your Representatives are on the Joint Committee on Agriculture, please call him/her as soon as possible since this bill will be heard on Monday, May 8. See a list of committee members HERE.

TAKE ACTION #2 - Attend Hearing

There’s a hearing on the bill set for Monday, May 8 by the Joint Committee on

Agriculture from 11:00 AM-01:00 PM in Gardner Auditorium at the State House located

at 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133. If you can attend, please do.

TAKE ACTION #3 - Submit Testimony

If you’d like to submit testimony, you may submit to the Joint Committee on Agriculture

by email to:

There is no formal deadline for written testimony, though a timely submission allows the

Committee time to thoroughly review testimony.


Find out more about S484 HERE.

We will email further alerts as events warrant.


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