The great Jersey bake-off: Bakers want to sell homemade goods but face opposition

Despite New Jersey being a leader on giving driver’s licenses to the undocumented, increasing the minimum wage and allowing former inmate the right to vote, it is the only state in the country that doesn’t allow the sale of home-baked goods.

“As soon as you put a price tag on it, it becomes illegal,” said New Jersey baker Elizabeth Cibotariu, in reference to selling cookies.

A group of Garden State residents, including Cibotariu, have been trying for years to change that, but they face resistance from Sen. Joe Vitale, who chairs the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Senate committee.