Start a home food business with this free book: HOMEMADE FOR SALE. (Book REVIEW and GIVEAWAY)!

Do you dream of starting a successful home-based food business? It may be much easier than you might think. In recent years, laws called "cottage food laws" have been passed to help people easily start up their own home-based food businesses. With little red tape and low start-up costs, now it's easier than ever to get started making money with your own food business! Don't know where to start? Here's something that may help: Homemade for Sale, a comprehensive guide to setting up and marketing a food business from your home kitchen. Want to find out how to get this resource for free? Keep reading!

A timely find

When I came across the title to this book, I felt instantly excited! Then I discovered an opportunity to review Homemade for Sale, and to pass a copy on to one of my readers for free. (I nearly popped with delight)! I couldn't wait for the books to arrive in the mail. My husband and I dream of running a food business from our farm and marketing our products from a road-side farm-stand (among other things). But like many of you with a similar dream, we don't know how to begin. Homemade for Sale is a timely find! 

Image Source: A photo of a portion of  the
front cover of Homemade for Sale.

Why I enjoyed reading this book

Homemade for Sale is well written, with an engaging voice that breathes encouragement on every page. And for good reason! Since 2007's Great Recession (when the American economy took a nose-dive that resembled the Great Depression), most US states have passed laws called "cottage food laws." These laws are designed to make it easy and inexpensive to earn money from home. Now you can make and sell food products manufactured in your own home kitchen, with minimal government interference. Sound appealing? You need this book!

Image Source: A photo of a portion of  the
front cover of Homemade for Sale.

What's inside

Homemade for Sale is an authoritative guide to creating and launching your own home-based food business. It's well researched, up-to-date and the first book of its kind. With its forward written by Nell Newman, the daughter of Paul Newman and co-founder of Newman's Own Organics, you're drawn in to the book's hopeful promise that you too could succeed at a home-based food business. But author's Lisa Kivirist and John D. Ivanko don't just dangle an empty carrot of hopeful promise; they lay out exactly how to make the dream a reality. 

Here's what you'll find inside the book:

  • The new cottage food laws explained
  • Information on what you can and can't sell
  • How to go about selling your products
  • How to set up your kitchen for a food business
  • How to develop your products
  • How to promote your homemade treats
  • Seven steps to getting your business up and running
  • How to manage and run your food business once you've started
  • How to take your winning business to the next level
  • How to find funding for your growing business
  • How others have done it via real-life "story profiles" 

Image Source: A photo of a portion of  the
front cover of Homemade for Sale.

Part of a larger movement

The beautiful thing about the new cottage food laws--and the growing industry of homemade foods making their way to market--is not only that people can earn money by making food to serve their community, but also that a new kind of economy is being promoted across the nation. The cottage food industry supports the core values of buying local and selling local. No matter where you live, there's a definite demand for healthy homemade foods devoid of artificial ingredients and preservatives. If you make it, people will buy it. Now with the help of Homemade for Sale, you'll be empowered to join the movement (and succeed)!


As promised, here's your chance to WIN this fantastic book. 
  • Are you chomping at the bit and don't want to leave it to chance? Buy your copy of Homemade for Sale TODAY! CLICK HERE.
  • Are you feeling patient and rather lucky? ENTER TO WIN below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway will end on May 14th, 2015 Pacific Time. The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. If you are the winner, you will be notified by email and announced on Farm Girl Inspirations Facebook page. You must respond within 48 hours from the date and time of the email notification. If you do not respond, you forfeit the prize, and another winner will be chosen. Farm Girl Inspirations will mail the prize to you, so you will be asked to provide your mailing address. You must be 18 years or older. Entrants are limited to the US. Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Farm Girl Inspirations received a free copy of Homemade for Sale for reviewing purposes and for giving away, but no monetary compensation. If you click a link to purchase the book from Amazon, Farm Girl Inspirations will receive a small commission payment from them. Please contact Farm Girl Inspirations via our Contact Form with any questions. 

May the luckiest one win!

Let's chat: What's you're home-based food business dream?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments below!

Until next time...

Joy--Fearless Farm Girl,

"Farm girl: it's a verb, because it's what you do."

Like what you're reading? Stay inspired to achieve a more simple, self-reliant way of life. Sign up to receive our newsletter and each new post directly in your 
inbox! CLICK HERE to subscribe!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. That means if you click through and make a purchase, we receive a small percentage in commissions from the company you buy from. We value you as a reader and want you to know that the products we link to are only products we use ourselves or that we feel will add value to your life. Thank you for supporting Farm Girl Inspirations! To read our full disclosure statement click here.

Recent posts:

DIY all-natural TOOTHPASTE so good, you can brush aside the store-bought stuff and never miss it.

DIY GRANOLA BARS: Create endless variety with just one recipe chart. 

Homemade ALMOND MILK: Never run out of milk again.

DIY GRANOLA (cereal): Includes free-style chart for endless variety.

Homemade BEEF JERKY the fast and easy way.

DIY No-Knead BREAD MIX: Fresh bread every day made easy.

DIY MUFFIN MIX with free-style recipe chart.

Homemade COUNTRY BISCUIT MIX: The frugal farm girl's ready-made mix series.

Homemade COUNTRY GRAVY MIX: The frugal farm girl's ready-made mix series.


  1. I hope it is ok to comment here... I shared recipe posts on my FB page & look forward to your emails... Would love to win a copy of this book!!!

  2. Sounds like a very complete book. I have sold chutney and jam at a farmers' market, but would like to learn more about building a business.

  3. This would be really fun. Please throw my name in the hat!

  4. I have been working hard to learn food manufacturing by working in a large chocolate and candy manufacturing company. I already can and process food at home. Our state signed a cottage food law in 2013 and I am really hopeful about my future. I would love to win this book.

    1. I'm glad you're pursuing your dream! It's nice that your state is one that has passed favorable laws. Most of the states have changed in this way, but not all. I hope you do well in whatever business venture you begin :)

  5. Please throw my name in the pot. I would love a copy. Great review post. Thanks Joy!

  6. I like what this book stands for and how it can help us.We need this book to supplement our disability income for myself and my wife Kathy who is in the hospital now.Prayer for Kathy,even if Kathy does not come home.