For folks in Southern California who are thinking of starting a home based food business, UC Extension has a class coming up that will help you get started. UCCE assures me that the information provided will be of interest to anyone thinking about starting a Cottage Food operation, not just farmers. For more information contact: Rachel Surls, Sustainable Food Systems Advisor UC Cooperative Extension Los Angeles County (626) 586-1982 [email protected] Here’s the info:
Who should attend?
This workshop is designed especially for farmers of fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, and honey interested in making value-added products in home kitchens as Cottage Food Operations (CFOs). Workshop is open to everyone.
What is a Cottage Food Operation?
The California Homemade Food Act (AB1616) allows individuals to prepare and package certain non-potentially hazardous foods in private-home kitchens referred to as “Cottage Food Operations” (CFOs). Processed meat, dairy, fermented foods, and juices are NOT legally acceptable cottage foods.
• Cottage Food Law
• Food science and sanitation
• Information about processing jams/jellies, honey, nuts, dried fruit, baked goods
• Packaging and storage
• Business operations for CFOs
Please come join us for this one day event: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.
UC Cooperative Extension Los Angeles County
700 W. Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Registration required: $25 with online payment by June 10 or Register online: http://ucanr.edu/cforegla
This project is funded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
$40 at the door, space permitting