UNITY, Maine — The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will hold a workshop on May 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for farmers and others interested in home-food processing for resale.
Licensing requirements, food safety and liability insurance will be covered by panel members, including Dr. Beth Calder, food science specialist for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Lindsay Werner of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Participants will then tour a licensed kitchen before being served a local, seasonal, organic luncheon.
In the afternoon a panel of processors will discuss the benefits and shortcomings of home-licensed and commercial kitchens. Panelists include Carrie Tessier of Tessiers Farm, Billi Barker of Enchanted Kitchen at Firefly Farm and Jaime Berhanu of Lalibela Farm.
The registration fee (includes lunch) is $35 for MOFGA members and $50 for non-members.
For more information and to register, please visit www.mofga.org or call 207-568-4142.
—Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
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