Thursday, July 30, 2015

• Cottage Food Operation: Papa Sanchez's Churros

Have you ever heard of a CFO?

No, I'm not talking about a Chief Financial Officer, I talking about a Cottage Food Operation. 

Back in September of 2012 Governor Brown signed AB 1616 into law that took effect January 1, 2013.
In a nutshell, it allows certain types of foods to be made at home, and then sold to the public, with far less regulation, as long as you don't have more than $50,000 in gross annual sales.

I could copy and paste from other articles or rephrase what is already written but if you're interested in what the Cottage Food Laws are about, here are a few links. 

Link 1 (The Law)            Link 2 (How To)           Link 3 (List of Foods)

All cottage food operators will have to meet specified requirements pursuant to the California Health and Safety Code related to preparing foods that are on the approved food list, completing a food processor training course within three months of registering, implementing sanitary operations, establishing state and federal compliant labels, and operating within established gross annual sales limits.  

As of the writing of this blog, there are four Cottage Food Operations that are registered with the county in Wildomar.
The first three are Class A CFOs and Krafted is Class B. The difference between Class and A and B is based on who you sell to. Class A can only sell their food directly, whereas Class B can wholesale them to a store. 

Located at 22081 Walnut Dr. 

With that brief introduction to CFOs out of the way, let me now tell you about Papa Sanchez's Churros. 

A couple of weeks back Kenny Mayes was telling me about them, so the next week my wife Grace and I stopped by for a taste. I don't know if I've ever had such fresh of churros before, they were warm and tasty. They had an airiness about them that other churros don't have. Others that I've had are a heavier, more doughnut like texture. These just seemed to melt in your mouth. The prices were pretty good too.

It is run by a local family that is headed by Joel and Yesenia Sanchez and I asked if there was a story to Papa Sanchez's Churrros.

My name is Yesenia Sanchez and we have papa Sanchez Churros. It's a family recipe since 1957, and we've really enjoyed this recipe and were excited to offer it to the public. We've (Joel and Yesenia) been married for 26 years and we've been trying to make the churros [and offer them for sale] here, but it wasn't approved by the city. We were surprised to see churros on the list [of approved cottage foods] and when the cottage food permit came through, I was so excited. 

As of this blog they are opened on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays from 4pm-9pm, but no FaceBook page or other internet site yet. Their address is 22081 Walnut Dr.

Don't be shy, drive on over this weekend and give them a try. It's a throwback to yesteryear when such home businesses were more commonplace. Also, now you have the added assurance that they've gone out of their way to comply with the state and county regulations. Let's hope to see them selling their churros at future city events. ☺

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If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him... the people who give you their food give you their heart.
  Cesar Chavez

Wildomar Rap suggests that the first rule for walking in the Summer Sun is to wait for the Sun to go down.

1 comment:

  1. Leaving now for another delicious helping of Papa Sanchez Churros. 4 weeks in a row.


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