Subject: Ask Illinois Governor to Support Home-to-Market Act

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Hi Friend,

This past spring, the General Assembly unanimously passed the Home-to-Market Act Senate Bill 2007 (SB2007) and it is now on Governor Pritzker’s desk.

Last year, COVID-19 delayed some farmers markets from opening, leaving cottage food businesses without a place to sell their products or earn income. At the same time, pandemic layoffs, especially in the restaurant industry, inspired new food entrepreneurs looking to earn income from their homes. But current regulations prevent cottage food producers from growing their businesses and reaching new customers. The Home-to-Market Act would help.
Urge Pritzker to sign the bill into law so that cottage food producers have more opportunities in Illinois.

Thanks to Illinois Stewardship Alliance for their work on this bill.

Please see action steps below and share this alert with friends and family in Illinois. 

Alexia Kulwiec
Executive Director

Tell Illinois Governor Pritzker what this bill would mean to you if passed.

Call the Governor’s office at 217-782-6830 and ask him to sign the Home-to-Market Act SB2007. 

Submit a Voice an Opinion online asking the Governor to support the Home-to-Market Act SB 2007 HERE.

You can find bill info HERE

What does the Home-to-Market Act do?
  • Expands sales avenues for cottage food producers to include sales at fairs and festivals, from home, online, and through home delivery, enabling cottage food entrepreneurs to reach new customers and grow their businesses.
  • Includes buttercream icing to the list of products that can be made in a home kitchen, freeing up home bakers to make cakes, cupcakes, and other in-demand baked goods.
  • Adds further food safety provisions in order to ensure public safety while reasonably allowing farmers and food entrepreneurs to operate from home kitchens.
This Act DOES NOT allow for retail sales, such as sales to restaurants, grocery stores, or distributors.

This Act DOES NOT allow for on-site preparation of foods or catering. All products must be prepared and packaged in the home kitchen.


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