From Recipe to Market – A 6-part workshop series for developing and taking your specialty food product to market. Cashing in on Value Added Opportunities. Participants must have a specific product or recipe in mind and are expected to attend all sessions. This program is for individuals currently operating a value-added business or those seriously considering one.
What: Learn to take your specialty food to market.
When: Thursday evenings 5:30pm-9pm (See schedule below)
Oct 3 Are you an Entrepreneur?
Oct 10 Developing Your Product & Process, Food Regulations and Licensing
Oct 24 Business Reality
Nov 7 Panel discussion
Nov 14 Individual 1hour Business Consults (by appointment between 9am-4:30pm)
Nov 21 Pilot Plant tour in Orono 8am-4:30pm
Where: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Falmouth, ME 04105
Who: Anybody interested marketing their own specialty food.
Fee: $50 per person (Scholarship may be available)
For registration go to: From Recipe to Market
For additional information or to request a disability accommodation please call 1-800-287-1471
Dr. Beth Calder, Extension Food Science specialist, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Sciences and Human Nutrition, University of Maine and Dr. James McConnon, Extension Business and Economics Specialist, Professor, University of Maine along with Kathy Savoie,MS, RD, Extension Professor, UMaine Extension, Cumberland County will guide you through this unique opportunity to learn about licensing, prepare and package product safely, to access potential profits, and discover some resources available to support them in business development.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension receives federal support through USDA,
state support through the University of Maine, and local support through Maine Cumberland county government.