Category Archives: Important Updates

Update & Requests

Good Morning! I want to give you a few updates. According to Suzanne Driessen attendance of her Food Safety classes have been really good. However at this time only 1,790 folks have registered with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Please be aware that even if you have attended the Food Safety class you still have to register with …

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April 7, 2017 ~ Update

Good morning everyone, hope your day is off to a great start! I have a few updates for you. As many of you know there are a few items in our cottage food bill that we are still working on. After almost two years we have a clearer understanding of what works and what things still need to change. …

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March Updates

Hello everyone! If you are like me cabin fever has set in and I’m so happy to see spring on the horizon. Folks are getting ready for spring vendor events and soon opening farmers markets. Brides are preparing for June weddings and seniors are preparing for upcoming graduations. Business should soon be booming for everyone! So please …

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Scam Alert!

Good morning all! Please be aware and alert! Unfortunately several of our Minnesota cottage food producers have been receiving the following text message and/or others similar to the one below: If you have received this or anything similar to it please delete it from your call logs immediately. As a matter of fact it is recommended by …

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Happy New Year 2017!

Hello everyone! It’s a new year with new opportunities and a whole lot of hope that it’s a great one for us all! 2016 ended with a total of 1,973 registered cottage food producers in Minnesota. As of a few days ago less than half that number have re-registered. Please remember that all registrations expired on …

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Updates & 2017 Food Safety Classes Info

Hello everyone! I hope this finds you well and keeping warm. For all of you who haven’t yet seen the Facebook post from today, the December 17th food safety classes have been changed. There will only be one class given that day from 9am to 12 pm. This class is for both Tiers 1 and …

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Two More Food Safety Classes for 2016

Hi folks! We received some great news yesterday for anyone who still needs their Tier 2 food safety training. Suzanne Driessen has added two more classes, which will take place on December 17th. Please be advised, the MDA legally cannot allow people to register for the Tier 2 level without the Tier 2 training. This includes …

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A Few Updates ~ Nov. 16th

Good afternoon you all! The other day I received a letter from David Crabill. He is the author of the Cottage Food Law page on Forrager. This is a great website to keep up to date on all the current cottage food laws in the United States, it is called the Forrager Cottage Food Community. He wanted to let …

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Registration Update

Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather we’re having. We received an update from Suzanne Driessen today, it is as follows: “I had a meeting with folks at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture this week. Renewal notices for MN Registered Cottage Food Producers will go out mid-November. If you are switching to …

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September 2016 ~ Happy Fall!

Hello everyone! It’s hard to believe that another summer has come and gone. It has been so exciting to hear that many of you had a very successful summer. From blue ribbons to sold out events, the news has been wonderful! It’s also been great to see all of the new websites and blogs. On the MN …

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