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

Cost:

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.

CITY LOCATION WORKSHOP #1    WORKSHOP #2
Fairfield

 

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

 

May 20

 

Ukiah

 

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

 

May 22

 

Eureka

 

 

Agriculture Center
5630 South Broadway
Eureka, CA 95503

(Humboldt Hill Exit Off HWY 101)

May 28

 

 

June 11

 

 

Redding

 

 

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

 

 

June 10

 

 

Jackson

 

 

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

 

 

 June 16

 

 

Sacramento  

 

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

 

 July 9

 

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