Workshop explains Cottage Food Law

Published 4:05am Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Whether you have dabbled with a home-baked cookie under the Cottage Food Law, or dreamed about bottling grandma’s spaghetti sauce, food products are serious business.

The “Cottage to Commercial” workshop will deal with basic food processing, regulatory requirements, business development resources and related topics.

“Cottage to Commercial” will be offered from 3 to 5 p.m. April 25 at the Niles Entrepreneur and Culinary Incubator, 219 N. Fourth St., second floor, Niles.

Michigan State University Extension educators Jean Nichols, Joanne Davidhizar and Mark Thomas will teach the session.

Niles Main Street and Lake Michigan College are co-sponsoring the program.

Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling (269) 944-4126 by Wednesday to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be met when possible.

There is a $25 fee to attend a workshop that will help you have a successful small food business.

Make checks payable to Niles Main Street, and mail to 210 E. Main St., Niles, MI 49120 by April 20.

For more information, call (269) 968-7433 ext. 2.

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