When I first envisioned Eat Love Give, I saw a place where people could come together over their shared love of food and give back to those in need. Since we launched almost a year ago, Eat Love Give has grown into a marketplace that sells healthy and unique food items, personal chef services, and we’ve made contributions to twelve different charities. But one thing that is missing from our marketplace is homemade goods. I had this dream where Eat Love Give could be a place where people could start their own business from the comfort of their own homes and introduce people to the amazing foods that they make. And now, with the passing of California Assembly Bill 626 (AB 626), that dream can now become a reality in our home state of California.
AB 626 has been a long time in the making. And although it was passed on September 18, it won’t go in effect until January 1, 2019. According to Eater “All Microenterprise Home Kitchens (MHKs) that manufacture, pack, or handle any processed food must first apply for a permit. MHKs cannot sell more than 60 individual meals per week, and maintain no more than $50,000 in verifiable gross annual sales. This does not apply to food sold to wholesalers or retailers, and if complaints are received, MHKs will receive a health inspection.”
Those in favor of AB 626 hope that the passing of this bill will create more jobs and income especially for minority groups. And I couldn’t agree more. There are so many people that make amazing dishes and treats that could create an amazing business from home by doing something they actually love. My hope is that Eat Love Give will be a part of your journey to launching your MHK.
You can read the full outline of AB 626 here.
If you’re looking for more information on how to become a merchant on Eat Love Give, send us an email! I’d love to hear from you and help introduce your delicious meals to the world.
And remember to always Eat well, Love more, and Give back.
Nelson Nunes, Founder of Eat Love Give &