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MOFGA Events

Throughout the year, MOFGA hosts hundreds of meetings, workshops, conferences, dinners and festive gatherings. Many take place at our Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine. And many more happen at farms, businesses and other venues throughout the state. Please review our event registration policies. For events offered by other organizations, see our Calendar page. Interested in giving a workshop for MOFGA? Please complete this form. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship for a MOFGA event click here.

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Kitchen Licensing Workshop (Virtual)

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October 29, 2020
Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon., online

Fee: $25/$15 for MOFGA members; free for Journeyperson program participants and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color).

REGISTRATION

This workshop is a virtual, condensed version of our bi-annual workshop, typically offered over a full day at MOFGA's main campus in Unity, Maine.

The workshop will consist of presentations by Beth Calder of UMaine Cooperative Extension and Tom Cox, Consumer Food Inspector with Quality Assurance & Regulations, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. The workshop is designed for people interested in starting home-based food businesses or farmers wanting to produce value-added products on their farm. (Products like herbal tinctures, for example, won't be covered.) Our presenters will cover licensing a home kitchen, food product testing, food safety best practices, UMaine Cooperative Extension resources, and labelling requirements. Registrants will also get connected with resources about organic certification for processed food products, and more. There will be lots of time for questions!

We will also offer a similar workshop in December, either in-person at MOFGA or if necessary, virtually in two parts (TBD). This December workshop will include a kitchen tour, presentation about organic certification and a panel discussion featuring several experienced small food business operators in Maine.

Contact [email protected] with questions.

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