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Food Permit to hand out cookies?

Post by mj » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:04 pm

My partner and I are planning on gifting some cookies. We plan on making 2 dozen. (24 total cookies).

I've ready about the food permit: http://health.nv.gov/BFHS_EHS_TempEventInfo.htm

Are we seriously expected to pay $50 and go through the hassle of registration just to hand out some cookies?

I understand this applying to large theme camps that serve hundreds of peeps a day but for handing out a couple dozen cookies this seems silly.

What do you think?

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Post by gaminwench » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:16 pm

silly.

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Post by dragonfly Jafe » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:17 pm

don't hand one to a cop...
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Re: Food Permit to hand out cookies?

Post by Sham » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:19 pm

mj wrote:My partner and I are planning on gifting some cookies. We plan on making 2 dozen. (24 total cookies).

I've ready about the food permit: http://health.nv.gov/BFHS_EHS_TempEventInfo.htm

Are we seriously expected to pay $50 and go through the hassle of registration just to hand out some cookies?

I understand this applying to large theme camps that serve hundreds of peeps a day but for handing out a couple dozen cookies this seems silly.

What do you think?
Hi MJ and welcome to this crazy place!
24 cookies will go in a matter of minutes. You probably could go under the radar on something like that. Last year we cooked lots of chicken breasts at our camp and offered them to passersby. We were not "chicken breast camp", we just had some extra food. I am pretty sure that you only need a permit if you are serving food on a large scale, like "pancake breakfast camp". I also bring english muffins to center camp in the mornings and offer them with peanut butter & jelly. I never thought about a permit for that.
You'll be fine. Relax and get to baking your cookies already! :D
I hope I can snag one of them of the playa.

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Post by Oldguy » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:09 pm

FWIW, my aunt used to make saucer sized peanutbutter cookies, one per kid. Fond memory.
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Post by Sham » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:16 pm

Oldguy wrote:FWIW, my aunt used to make saucer sized peanutbutter cookies, one per kid. Fond memory.
Wow, they had peanut butter back then? I learn something new every day! :D

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Post by oneeyeddick » Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:21 pm

Peanut butter is what Oldguy's folks used for lubricant.
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Post by gyre » Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:39 pm

"The cookies were on fire when I got here."

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Post by Oldguy » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:53 pm

Making bacon? Nah, we're making cookies! Now, get out of here kid, ya bother me.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:27 pm

Shambala wrote:
Oldguy wrote:FWIW, my aunt used to make saucer sized peanutbutter cookies, one per kid. Fond memory.
Wow, they had peanut butter back then? I learn something new every day! :D
The truly amazing thing is that they didn't have peanuts yet. They back engineered those in 1938.
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Post by swampdog » Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:08 pm

Peanut butter is what Oldguy's folks used for lubricant.
Creamy was the premium. Most of the time they had to make do with chunky.

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Post by Oldguy » Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:20 pm

Nope. Goober peas came from africa with the slaves prior to the Civil War. G.W. Carver perfected food manufacturing methods for peanut growers like the Carters and others, in the '30's.

Ants on a log: section of celery, topped with a smear of P.B. and a few raisins. FWIW, Another favorite childhood snack.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:31 pm

Just aint gunna allow me my little jokes, are you?
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Post by oneeyeddick » Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:58 pm

never interrupt old people when they are telling stories of "the good-ol days"

It's all some of them have left.
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Post by Sham » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:11 am

oneeyeddick wrote:never interrupt old people when they are telling stories of "the good-ol days" It's all some of them have left.
You win the quote of the day. I thought I had it hands down with "Burning Man is like tofu". Bastard!

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Post by Oldguy » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:01 pm

BTW, PB was not used as a lubricant, it was a barrier contraceptive. Chunky was especially effective, much more so than rhino dung.

And a merry " Fuck your day!"
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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:32 am

Zing!!
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Post by skibear » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:30 pm

Come over to the dark side- we have cookies!

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:37 pm

Oh look, the meme is spreading. How cute!
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Post by TheFunkHole » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:27 am

I have brought 400 or so homebaked cookies the last couple of years and handed them out. Some people won't take them and give you a look of "yeah right, what's really in there?" I tell them it's just baked cookie dough and love, but they still say no. (*sniffle sniffle*)

I found the best way to offload cookies is by setting them out at coffee camp. It gives people something to snack on while becoming caffeinated. They all appreciate the effort there. Many compliments. I have considered getting a sun oven and baking them fresh on the playa.

I have not gotten a food permit before, but have wondered about doing it too. It's a gray area. The answer is probably, "yes you should", but "meh" is more realistic.

Unless you're handing them out all day every day, then maybe don't worry about it? I'm sure someone would be more than happy to tell me otherwise in a typically sarcastic eplaya manner. (but you don't have to)

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:26 am

gyre wrote:"The cookies were on fire when I got here."
Yay!

I actually wonder about secret ingredients from someone named MJ.

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Post by skibear » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:47 pm

At the hippie black sand beach in Puna HI, I once
bought cookies with hemp seeds!

The wife was very worried.
There was no buzz, no reaction.
LOL

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