Kitchen Licensing Workshop

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$25; $15 for MOFGA Members

This workshop is a virtual, condensed version of our bi-annual workshop that is usually offered over a full day at MOFGA’s campus in Unity, Maine.

This workshop will consist of presentations by Beth Calder of UMaine Cooperative Extension and Tom Cox, Consumer Food Inspector with Quality Assurance & Regulations, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Then, we will hear from Jenn Legnini of Turtle Rock Farm, a commercial kitchen located in Brunswick. Jenn will give a virtual kitchen tour and then give a short presentation on her journey starting a small canning business here in Maine.

The workshop is designed for people interested in starting home-based food businesses or farmers wanting to produce value-added products on their farm. (Products like herbal tinctures, for example, won’t be covered.) Presenters will cover licensing a home kitchen, food product testing, food safety best practices, UMaine Cooperative Extension resources, and labelling requirements. Registrants will also get connected with resources about organic certification for processed food products, and more. There will be lots of time for questions!

Participants in MOFGA’s Journeyperson program, veterans, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous People of Color) can register for this workshop at no cost.


Questions? Please email [email protected].

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