Stove Top to Storefront Workshop
April 3, 2023 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Register Now
Registration Fee: $100 per person | Registration Deadline: March 30, 2023
Learn what it takes to bring your kitchen, and food products, to the next level.
The Stove Top to Storefront workshop, brought to you in partnership by Nelson Farms, The Hub (a division of the Partnership for Community Development in Hamilton) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County, brings together professionals in the food safety, production, retail, and marketing industries to offer tools and guidance for small business owners looking to take their kitchen, and food products, to the next level.
We’ll cover topics like:
- Licensing and insurance
- Navigating food regulations
- How & why of food production safety and sanitation
- Building a viable commercial product from a recipe
- Packaging & labeling
- Marketing & distribution
- Local resources, and more.
A light lunch will be provided.
Sherri Card is employed with the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets as a Product Safety Inspector. Sherri knows the ins and outs of licensing for a variety of kitchens, including non-commercial grade. She is also well-versed in food safety and has a keen understanding of what food inspectors watch for.
Margie Wilcox has more than a decade of experience in Nelson Farms’ kitchen as their Food Production Supervisor, working with clients to develop viable food products. She also has extensive knowledge & experience with food safety and sanitation.
Melissa Davis has over a decade of experience working closing with businesses from startup to existing. As an advanced certified business advisor, she is proud to live and work within this thriving rural community where building lasting relationships and a sense of community matter most. Her main goal as a member of the PCD team is to continue to foster economic growth, helping one business at a time.
Amanda Taranto Amanda is the Director at Nelson Farms. In addition to her 10+ years experience crafting engaging product labels, her passion for marketing and communications makes her a valuable resource to those looking to expand their products’ reach and awareness.
Stove Top to Storefront Registration
Payment is required at time of registration. Space is limited.
Registration for this workshop is closed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for a future workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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