We are happy to announce that Suzanne Driessen from the University of Minnesota Extension will be returning this year to provide the Tier 2 Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Training at the 2nd Annual Growing Acres Conference!
COTTAGE FOOD PRODUCER FOOD SAFETY TRAINING: KEEP IT SAFE! KEEP IT LEGAL! TIER 2 Suzanne Driessen University of Minnesota Extension
Do you make and sell baked goods, home-canned pickles, salsa, jam or jellies?
Meet the training requirements to register as a Minnesota cottage food producer with University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety Training.
Learn food safety practices required for all processes covered under the cottage food law including baked, confections, dried, fruit preserves and, acid and acidified fruit and vegetables. You will learn how to produce, package and label a safe food product.
Wonder if your product tests as an allowable non-potentially hazardous food? Bring it along and have the food tested. (Bring prepared food!)
We are happy to announce that Kathy Zeman from the Minnesota Farmers' Market Association will be returning this year to share with us an update on food licensing, exemptions and exclusions!
2019 UPDATE-FOOD LICENSING, EXEMPTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS Kathy Zeman Minnesota Farmers' Market Association
Are you curious to learn more about Minnesota food licensing requirements? With this overview from Kathy Zeman, who works closely with organizations throughout the state, you will walk away with an understanding of the ins and outs of selling at a farmers market, at a craft or flea market, or from an online website or social media outlet. www.mfma.org
Farmers Market Nutrition Program and Senior FMNP Training
Where: Riverland Community College-Albert Lea Campus When: Tuesday, March 27th Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Cost: Free
The Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) in Minnesota seek to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants and income eligible seniors, and to expand the awareness, use of, and sales at farmers’ markets. Register on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/GrowingAcresFMNP
Attendees at the Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Training (Tier 2) were introduced to Cottage Food Legislation, Cottage Food Processing Methods, engaged in learning stations for drying/baking/water activity testing/jams and jellies/canning/pH testing and fermentation, learned about protecting food from contamination during production, safe packing and labeling, Point of Sale safety and how to register as a Cottage Food Producer.
Read more for Q and A with Suzanne and find important links.