Press Release

UMaine Cooperative Extension Recipe to Market Workshop

BANGOR, Maine — Your friends and family rave about your homemade chowder, biscotti, blueberry jam, fudge, or other special food product. They say you should sell it and make a fortune. Are they right? Where do you start?

To find answers, University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a 6-part workshop series at the University of Maine Foster Student Innovation Center in Orono beginning March 2 and running Thursdays through April.

“From Recipe to Market: Cashing in on Value-Added Opportunities” provides an overview of what is involved in taking a specialty food product to market. Learn about licensing, how to prepare and package food products safely, to assess potential profits and discover resources available to support a developing business.

You must have a specific food product or recipe in mind and are expected to attend all sessions. This program is for individuals currently operating a value-added business or those seriously considering one.

The program cost is $50 per person ($25 for students, Scholarships available). Registrations must be received by March 14 to reserve a space. For complete info and online registration, visit or contact us at 207-942-7396, toll free 1-800-287-1485 or email

UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with programs goals.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Contact: Theresa Tilton, 207-942-7396,