MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association) sponsored a Commercial Kitchen Licensing Workshop in December, however, the workshop sold out before it could be posted here. This workshop is being offered again in April — If you are interested in home-food processing for resale, do consider signing up early:
Commercial Kitchen Licensing Workshop
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Royal River Natural Foods, Freeport, ME
Designed for farmers and others interested in home-food processing for resale. Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The morning panel presentation will be moderated by Cheryl Wixson, MOFGA’s resident chef. Licensing requirements, food safety, and liability insurance will be covered by panel members, including: a representative from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension; Russell Libby, Executive Director of MOFGA; and a representative from the Maine Department of Agriculture. The afternoon program will be dedicated to a discussion of labeling requirements and organic certification requirements with Kate Newkirk, Associate Director MOFGA Certification Services LLC; and a round table sharing of experiences. Registration fee: $25 for MOFGA members and $35 for non-members. Please note: Lunch is not included in this workshop, but is available for purchase at the venue. Register.