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.