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‘From Recipe to Market’ intensive workshop- Register by Dec. 13

Event organizer: Marvin Tala
Event Date & Time: December 17, 2018 9:00 am until December 17, 2018 3:30 pm
Contact email: marvin.tala@maine.edu
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Edwin Remsberg | University of Maine
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FALMOUTH — University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County is offering a one-day intensive workshop “From Recipe to Market” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17 the UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive. In the event of cancellation due to snow, the class will be rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Do your friends and family rave about your homemade chowder, biscotti, blueberry jam, fudge, or other special food product? They say you should sell them and make a fortune, but where do you start?

Participants of the Recipe to Market workshop will learn about licensing, how to prepare and package their food product safely, to access potential profits, and discover some of the resources available to support them in business development. This program is for individuals currently operating a value-added business or those seriously considering one. Participants must have a specific food product or recipe in mind.

Our key presenters are: Dr. Beth Calder, UMaine Extension Food Science specialist; Dr. James C. McConnon, Extension Business and Economics specialist; Louis Bassano, Ph.D., Extension professor; and Kathy Savoie, UMaine Extension educator.

The cost is $50 per person with a catered lunch included with class registration.  Registration is online at bit.ly/RTMFalmouth-1-Day. Participants must register by Thursday, Dec. 13 to reserve a space; call 207-781-6099 or email Marvin.Tala@maine.edu. For more information or a reasonable accommodation, please contact Kathy Savoie at 207.781.6099 or ksavoie@maine.edu.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.