9:00-10:00 Becoming a Small Scale Food Processor
Learn from an experienced small scale food entrepreneur how to perfect your recipe, where to produce your product, and how to price it to make a profit.
Presenter: Beth Linskey – New York Small Scale Food Processors Association
10:00-11:00 Get Down to Business
How can you maximize your chances for a successful food business venture? Learn about developing a small business feasibility study and plan.
Presenter: William Edwards- SCORE Small Business Advisor
11:10-12:10Market Research & Marketing Basics
Know the market you’re competing in and products
you’re competing with.
Learn the 4 Ps of Marketing.
Presenter: Steve Hadcock – CCE Educator
12:10-12:30 Story from the Field
Kelley Goldman, the owner of Puckers Gourmet, will share her experience establishing her business selling old-world style pickled products.
12:30-1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00-1:20 Story from the Field
Sydney Peyser, owner of Clarity Juice, will share her experience establishing her business selling specialty juices.
11:20-11:40 Getting Your Product on the Store Shelf
Healthy Living Market director of purchasing will discuss the process of getting your product placed on their shelves.
1:40-2:30 Get Permission: Regulations and Licensing
Where do you go to get permission to sell your packaged food
product at retail locations, or sell ready to eat food at venues, such as
farmers’ markets? Can you make your product in your own home kitchen? Get these
and other questions answered.
Presenter:John M Luker, Assistant Director, Division of Food Safety & Inspection,
New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets
2:40-5:00 Recipe Approval: Making sure your food product is safe
The Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship (NECFE) provides comprehensive assistance to beginning and established food entrepreneurs. Many food products require review and approval by a food safety expert which can be done at the NECFE. They also offer assistance with product and process safety evaluations, regulatory compliance, food processing development and shelf-life evaluation.
Presenter: Bruno Xavier, Cornell University NECFE
Fee: $65 or two for $95 (one information packet)Register by March 17, 2017.
To register: complete
the form below, call Cornell Cooperative Extension 518-885-8995
or download a registration form at www.ccesaratoga.org
Contact: Diane Whitten
Fee: $65 or two for $95
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County
50 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020