The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will hold a workshop for farmers and others interested in home-food processing for resale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity.

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 Billi Barker of Enchanted Kitchen at Firefly Farm, Jaime Berhanu of Lalibela Farm and more.

The registration fee is $35 for MOFGA members and $50 for nonmembers.

For more information or to register, visit mofga.org or call 568-4142.


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