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Cottage Foods and Farm to Fork--Education on New Legislation

Posted 7/3/2013

It’s now legal to sell your yummy creations! A “Cottage Foods and Farm to Fork — Education on the New Legislation” workshop will be presented on August 12 by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. You can attend at the Las Vegas, Logandale or Ely Cooperative Extension offices; in Fallon at Western Nevada College; in Elko at Great Basin College; or in Reno at the Cooperative Extension Administration offices on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

Topics covered include understanding regulations, labeling- for meeting federal requirements and to maximize marketing potential and advice and ideas from leaders in the field. Speakers include state and local health departments; Rebecca Neilson, the cottage food coordinator for Utah; Jack Jacob from Jacobs Family Berry Farm; Eric Barrett, Extension Educator from Ohio State; and Laura and Monty Bledsoe from Quail Hollow Farms.

Cost of the workshop is $20 per farm (up to 2 individuals). To register, or for more information, email or call Becky Holys at 702-397-2604 x0. Cooperative Extension is excited about helping to get local homemade foods onto people’s tables and supplementing incomes.

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