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Home-Based Food Entrepreneur Virtual Conference

Lisa Kivirist in her kitchen surrounded by baked goods

Lisa Kivirist Photo credit John Ivanko

The inaugural Home-Based Food Entrepreneur National Virtual Conference will assist those starting a food business from their home kitchen, making and selling cookies, breads, jams, candies and other food products under their state’s cottage food law. Hosted by the nonprofit Renewing the Countryside, the four-day digital event will be held from April 6 through 9. Those registered by March 1 will be entered in a giveaway of the Homemade for Sale book.

Speakers include David Crabill, founder of; Alexia Kulwiec, executive director of the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund; Erica Smith, lead attorney with the Institute for Justice; and Lisa Kivirist, co-author of Homemade for Sale.

An all-star lineup includes cottage food leaders and operators covering a range of topics such as marketing and pricing, business structure, new product ideas and insights on the future of the food freedom movement nationally. There will be opportunities to connect with others, enter a product photo contest and join specific state meet-ups.

Jan Joannides, executive director of Renewing theCountryside, says, “Whether you are an established cottage food business or just starting out, this gathering will provide the informational and inspirational boost to take your home-based food enterprise to the next level.”

Tickets: $20. Register at For more information, follow @cottagefoodcon on Facebook and Instagram.