In January California passed a new Cottage Food Law which gave aspiring bakers, picklers, candy-makers, and other home cooks to legally sell food they make at home. Now ForageSF, the organization behind the now-defunct, home-cook-heavy Underground Market, is teaching a series of March and April classes on what the law means for aspiring culinary entrepreneurs -- including several classes featuring Underground Market alums who have gone on to expand their cottage industries into well-known businesses.
If you're just looking for a basic overview, Forage Kitchen partner Fred Smith is teaching a class at SOMarts on the new law's ins and outs, how to use it to your advantage, and how to avoid undue costs in the process (March 13, March 30, April 27; $50 or $30 if you bring a dish to share).
Once you've taken that, or if you're already comfortable with the legislative basics, be tutored by successful Underground Kitchen alums.
Tickets and more information on all the classes are available on the ForageSF website. Time to get cookin'.