2023 Food Safety Trainings for Cottage Foods Producers
Running a homemade food business can be a great way to bring in extra income and get your favorite recipes out into the world while doing something you love on your own terms.
By completing one of CSU Extension’s cottage food safety trainings you will earn the food safety certificate required to get started and also gain the knowledge and resources needed to successfully launch your home-based food business. Proof of attending an approved food safety training is also required to sell food at most Colorado farmers’ markets.
A survey of Colorado producers showed that the most common cottage products are baked goods, honey, jams and jellies, and spices, with many more options eligible.
Participants will learn about: basic food safety, what foods you can make and sell from home, ingredient labeling and disclaimer requirements, special considerations for food preparation at altitude, and resources for going further.
Before you sign up, confirm the product you plan to sell is eligible under the Cottage Foods Act.
|1/23/23||Mon.||1pm - 5pm||$50||Online||Register|
|1/27/23||Fri.||9am - 1pm||$50||Online||Register|
|2/8/23||Wed.||1pm - 4pm||$50||Online||Register|
|2/22/23||Wed.||5pm - 9pm||$50||Online||Register|
|3/10/23||Fri.||9am - 1pm||$50||Online||Register|
|3/29/23||Wed.||1pm - 4pm||$50||Online||Register|
|4/12/23||Wed.||1pm - 4pm||$50||Online||Register|
|4/21/23||Fri.||9am - 1pm||$50||Online||Register|
|5/20/23||Sat.||9am - 1pm||$50||Online||Register|
|6/1/23||Thu.||1pm - 5pm||$50||Online||Register|
|8/28/23||Mon.||1pm - 5pm||$50||Online||Register|
|10/6/23||Fri.||12pm - 4pm||$50||Online||Register|
Classes are offered with technical support from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Learn more about CSU Extension’s cottage food safety trainings at: foodsmartcolorado.colostate.edu/food-safety/cottage-retail-foods