Advanced Tier 2 Training

Happy Friday everyone! I have received some new information from Suzanne Driessen to share with you. They have scheduled classes for tier 2 training–$5001-18,000. However if you haven’t had a chance to do your food safety class for Tier 1 training, the MDA said they will accept these training sessions for both tiers. If none of these classes work for you, let us know because Suzanne said she will schedule more if needed.

Cottage Food Producer Advanced Food Safety Workshop

Do you make and sell baked goods, home-canned pickles, salsa, jam and jellies? Are you a cottage food producer?  If yes, this workshop is for you. By attending this session, you will meet the training requirement to register as a Minnesota cottage food producer with annual sales $5001-$18,000 per year. This advanced course focuses on food safety practices for all processes covered under the cottage food law including drying, baking, confections, jams and jellies, acid and acidified fruit and vegetables and fermentation. You will learn how to produce, package, label, store and transport a safe food product.

2016 Dates and Locations

       March 10 , 9 am – noon, Beltrami Electric Cooperative, Bemidji

      April 19, 9 am – noon, SW/WC Service Cooperative, Marshall

         May 11, 9 am – noon, Douglas County Library, Alexandria

         June 21,  9 am – noon, C’Mon Inn, Thief River Falls

         July 19, 9 am – noon, Regional Extension Office, Worthington

         July 21, 2-5 pm, Greater Mankato Business Development Center, Mankato

         July 28, 2-5 pm, Heintz Center, Rochester

         August 4, 9 am-noon, Dakota County Extension Office, Farmington

         October 13, 9 am-noon, Extension Regional Office, St. Cloud

         November 1, 9 am – noon, UMN Cloquet Forestry Center, Cloquet

Registration materials available at: Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Training. For more information contact, Connie at (507) 337-2819 or


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