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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

Value Added Farm Products Workshop in Rutland - 6/8 and 6/15

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Value Added Farm Products Workshop in Rutland - 6/8 and 6/15


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From Specialty Foods to Value Added Farm Products, Two Part Workshop Series offered in Rutland! Offered by Vermont Women’s Business Center & CVCAC Community Kitchen at LACE

Join instructors Mary Johnson and Jeff Dutton in this very informative course about starting a food-based business in Vermont.

WHEN:  Two Tuesdays, June 8 & June 15 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Snacks provided!

WHERE:  BROC - Community Action 60 Center St., Rutland, VT

Cost: $45     Class size limited - register early! Please make checks payable to Central Vermont Community Action Council.  Partial fee waivers are available for a limited number of income-eligible participants.

Here’s a sampling of topics to be covered:

  • Food & farming businesses
  • Startup checklist for VT
  • Packaging
  • Cost out & calculate food products
  • State regulations on what can be processed where
  • Licensing & permitting
  • Business plan overview
  • Marketing & distribution

Mary Johnson is the central Vermont VWBC Business Counselor and a former retail business owner.  Jeff Dutton is a New England Culinary Institute graduate as well as a former food producer and business owner.  He is currently the CVCAVC Community Kitchen vendor liaison at LACE

Generously Sponsored by Vermont Agriculture Innovation Center

More information or to register: Vermont Women’s Business Center 8 South Main St., Barre, VT Phone: 479-9813 or 877-524-1998 E-mail: vwbc@cvcac.org Visit: www.vwbc.org