Cottage food producer food safety training
Do you make and sell baked goods, home-canned pickles, salsa, jam or jelly?
This training 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! In the in-person workshops, you can have your product tested to see if it is an allowable non-potentially hazardous food under the Cottage Food Law.
By attending a workshop or taking our online course, you will meet the tier 2 ($5,001 to $18,000 in sales) training requirement of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to register as a cottage food producer.
Choose to take the course online or in-person
Both the online and in-person trainings satisfy the advanced tier 2 training of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
$50 See upcoming dates below.
In-person 2018 Cottage Food Workshops
|Wed, Apr 11, 1-5 PM||Alexandria||Register|
|Sat, Apr 21, 1-5 PM||St. Cloud||Register|
|Wed, May 2, 1-5 PM||Bemidji||Register|
|Wed, Jun 27, 1-5 PM||Willmar||Register|
|Wed, Jul 10, 1-5 PM||Mankato||Register|
|Thurs, Aug 9, 9 AM-1 PM||Brainerd||Register|
|Sat, Sept 8, 9 AM-1 PM||Duluth||Register|
|Wed, Oct 17, 1-5 PM||Minneapolis||Register|
|Wed, Nov 7, 1-5 PM||Worthington||Register|
|Sat, Dec 8, 9 AM-1 PM||St. Cloud||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.