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SDSU presenting food entrepreneur workshops

From iGrow.org [1]

SDSU Extension is presenting a series of trainings for those interested in marketing locally grown food and developing processed foods Mar. 11, 18 & 25 in Aberdeen.

The series will include three sessions running from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Each of these classes can be registered for individually. The training will be held at the SDSU Regional Extension Center in Aberdeen, 13 2nd Ave. SE.

Workshop details:

Mar 11, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Starting a Commercial Licensed Kitchen & Introduction to Food Labeling: Opening a licensed kitchen- regulations, equipment, and facility, safe food handling practices, foodservice manager sanitation certification, types of licenses and overview of food labels.

Mar 18, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Food Safety & Processing for Farmer’s Markets and Pricing Products: Handling food safely, sampling, hand washing stations, home processed foods allowed at market including canned and baked goods. Additionally, a presentation on pricing products for market and customer spending and shopping trends will be offered.

Mar 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Enhancing Your Farmers Market: Your market display, special events & added touches, EBT/SNAP benefit utilization, harvesting for the best quality produce and post-harvest considerations for quality.

This training costs $45/person or $15/class. Participants should visit www.igrow.org/events to print a registration form for this training.

Return the registration form to: SDSU Regional Extension Center in Sioux Falls, Attn: Chris Zdorovtsov, 2001 E. 8th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103.

For more information contact Chris Zdorovtsov, SDSU Extension Community Development Field Specialist at 605-782-3290 or Christina.Zdorovtsov@sdstate.edu.