Calling all farmers and those interested in making value-added products!

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Register in a town near you 

Who should attend? 

This hands-on workshop series 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 series 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.

Learn about:

  • Cottage Food Law
  • Food science and sanitation
  • Hands-on demos with jams/jellies, honey, nuts, dried fruit, and/or baked goods
  • Packaging and storage
  • Business operations for CFOs


Workshop series is $25 with advance registration / $40 at the door, space permitting.

Register for a two-part workshop series near you!

Scroll down for workshop locations and dates for two-part workshop series followed by workshop registration form and payment.You must attend workshop #1 in order to attend workshop #2, but you need not attend at the same location. Workshops take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. Lunch is provided.



Cooperative Extension Solano County
501 Texas Street, First Floor
Fairfield, CA 94533
May 13 


May 20




UC Cooperative Extension Mendocino County
890 N. Bush Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
May 15


May 22





Agriculture Center
5630 South Broadway
Eureka, CA 95503

(Humboldt Hill Exit Off HWY 101)

May 28



June 11






Shasta College
Building #800, Room #822
11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96003
May 29



June 10






UC Cooperative Extension Amador County
12200B Airport Road
Jackson, CA 95642
June 12



 June 16





UC Cooperative Extension Sacramento County
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827-3823
 July 1


 July 9


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