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Kitchen Licensing Workshop
December 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm$15 – $25
$25; $15 for MOFGA members; free for those in MOFGA’s Journeyperson program, veterans & BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) participants.
MOFGA’s Kitchen Licensing workshop is back for our winter workshop! This workshop is designed for farmers and aspiring small business operators interested in food processing for resale.
We will begin with presentations from Beth Calder of UMaine Cooperative Extension, Tom Cox, Quality Assurance Inspector with the State of Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Our presenters will cover licensing, food safety best practices, labelling & more.
Then we’ll be joined by a panel of small business owners who have licensed kitchens (either licensed home kitchens or commercial kitchens) for processing their products. We’ll be joined by Heather Donahue of Balfour Farm (who makes dairy products like cheese and yogurt), Jenn Legnini of Turtle Rock farm (who preserves fruits and vegetables, making jams, pickles and more), and Emily Springer of Meetinghouse Farm (who grows and sells dried herbs and herbal products.)
There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions, as well as time to divide into smaller groups based on the type of licensed kitchen you’ll be building towards.
Questions? Please email [email protected]