Late last night, after a tense end-of-session standoff on the Senate floor, the beefed-up Cottage Food Bill, HB 970, passed and is now on the way to the Governor's desk. As we reported last week, there was some fear the bill wouldn't make it on the final calendar for a Senate vote. Then, once that h ... More >>
Having déjà vu? Feel like we've been here before? Well, don't pinch yourself. Be calm. You're not crazy. We have been here before. For years the great cupcake bakers of Texas have fought for the freedom to sell their delicate clouds of sugar and butter to a hungry public. With the fierceness of ... More >>
Two years ago we tracked the progress of cupcakes through the Texas Legislature, or more specifically, a bill that allowed home bakers to legally sell their goods under certain provisions. That bill passed and now there are many happy home bakers and full bellies around the state. But, equal rights ... More >>
State Representative Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) recently founded a new state caucus aimed at enhancing, protecting and serving the needs of the Texas local food movement. Called the Farm-to-Table Caucus, it's reportedly the nation's first caucus designed specifically to support the local food moveme ... More >>
Local Movement Fights for Cottage Food Bill.