Cottage food producer food safety training
Ask the food safety experts your questions and test your own cottage food!
Do you make and sell baked goods, home-canned pickles, salsa, jam or jelly? This hands-on, interactive workshop is for you. It focuses on food safety practices for all processes covered under the cottage food law including drying, baking, confections, jams and jellies, acid and acidified fruit and vegetables, and fermentation.
You will learn how to produce, package, label, store, and transport a safe food product. Ask questions of the food safety experts and have your product tested to see if it is an allowable non-potentially hazardous food under the Cottage Food Law.
By attending, you will meet the training requirement of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to register as a cottage food producer.
2017 Cottage Food Workshops
|Wed., March 29, 1:30-4:30 p.m.||Mankato Extension Regional Office, Sakatah Room, 1961 Premier Dr., Mankato, MN 56001||Register|
|Thu., April 6, 1:30-4:30 p.m.||Moorhead: Travelodge and Suites Conference Room, 3027 S. Frontage Rd.||Register|
|Sat., May 6, 9 a.m.-noon AND repeated at 1-4 p.m.||St. Cloud Extension Regional Office, 3601 18th St. S., #113, St. Cloud, MN 56301||Register|
|Thu., June 1, 9 a.m.-noon||Rochester: Heintz Center, Room HA102, 1926 College View Rd. SE||Register|
|Wed., July 12, 9 a.m.-noon||Minneapolis: U of M Robert J. Jones Urban Outreach Center, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N.||Register|
|Thu., Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-noon||Grand Marais: Cook County Community Center, 317 W. 5th St.||Register|
|Wed., Sept. 27, 1:30-4:30 p.m.||Willmar Extension Regional Office, Lower Level Conf Room, 1802 18th St. NE||Register|
|Thu., Nov. 9, 1-4 p.m.||Little Falls: Morrison County Government Center, 213 1st Ave. SE||Register|
|Sat., Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-noon AND repeated at 1-4 p.m.||St. Cloud Extension Regional Office, 3601 18th St. S., #113||Register|
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We've compiled a list of handy resources for cottage food producers. View.
- Minnesota Farmers' Market Association Cottage Food law resources
- Preserving and preparing safely
- Safe food sampling at farmers market
- How to register as cottage food producer, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
For more information contact Suzanne Driessen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 320-203-6057.