Cottage food license gives bakers a chance to start small or turn a hobby into a business

16 Aug 2021

Small Business

Jen Hickman arranged her individually wrapped baked goods at the Ledyard Farmers Market on Wednesday — peanut butter brownies, s'mores cereal treats, cookies designed like peaches, cookie bowls she says are a good vessel for ice cream, buckeyes that serve as a tribute to her native Ohio.

Her days are hectic, as she juggles a full-time job working at Sift Bake Shop as chocolatier for A.T.Y. Confections with baking for her own business, and also selling at farmers markets in Colchester, Bozrah and Stonington.

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