Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
MOFGA Events

MOFGA Events

Throughout the year, MOFGA hosts hundreds of meetings, workshops, conferences, dinners and festive gatherings. Many take place at our Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine. And many more happen at farms, businesses and other venues throughout the state. Please review our event registration policies. For events offered by other organizations, see our Calendar page. Interested in giving a workshop for MOFGA? Please complete this form. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship for a MOFGA event click here.

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Kitchen Licensing: Online Format

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Two Parts:
Part 1: August 13, Thursday, 2-4 p.m.
Part 2: August 19, Wednesday, 4-6 p.m.
Fee: $30; $20 for MOFGA members.

Scholarships available - please email [email protected] for details!

REGISTRATION

We're taking this annual workshop for new or aspiring food business operators online! This workshop is designed for farmers and others interested in home food processing for resale or beginning to sell new value-added products. Licensing requirements, food safety, liability insurance, labeling and organic certification requirements will all be covered. Normally, this is a full day, in-person workshop. This summer, it will be offered as two webinars and will include the same content as the in-person workshop.

Part 1: Beth Calder, Food Science Specialist from UMaine Cooperative Extension and Tom Cox, Consumer Protection Inspector from the State of Maine, will share information about certification and inspection processes.

Part 2: Corrine Wesh of MOFGA Certification Services will share information on organic certification, followed by a discussion led by several experienced food business owners in Maine, including a short virtual tour of the certified kitchen at Turtle Rock Farm in Brunswick. Lots of time for questions and conversation.

Contact [email protected] with questions.

 

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