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Sep
29
Sat
Beef Processing and Labelling Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Beef Processing and Labelling Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm | Nixon | Texas | United States

Join Mesquite Field Farm for a tour of a USDA beef processing facility and learn about beef labelling and requirements.

Skills Taught:

  • USDA Processing Facility Tour
  • Product label requirements and development
  • Developing a cut list
  • Beef cattle processing requirements
  • Developing relationships with your processor
  • Product labels and marketing
Apr
22
Mon
Texas Cottage Food & Farmers Market Workshop @ Millican Reserve
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm

A one-day workshop on the Texas Cottage Food Law, State Farmers’ Market Regulations, Selling Yard Eggs, GAPs for Gardens/Small Producers, Food Preservation Basics, and Food Safety training.

The workshop will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  The Food Handlers class will be conducted from 2:15 p.m. until 4:15 p.m.  The cost is $12.00 and includes lunch.  There is an extra $20.00 fee for the Food Handlers class.

To attend the class, please register through the Brazos County Extension office by April 15, 2019.

2019 Cottage Food and Farmer’s Market workshop flyer

Jul
27
Sat
Preserving the Harvest Canning Class @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

When all of your perfect produce has been sold, what do you do with the rest? Or do you just have an abundance of produce from your garden this year?

How about creating Value Added Products and generate more revenue!!

In Texas, the Cottage Food Bill allows individuals to create canned goods for sale up to a certain amount without the use of a commercial kitchen. This could be a new revenue stream for you!!

Topics Covered:

  • Cottage Food Law Requirements
  • Food Safety
  • Canning Safety
  • Strawberry Jam Making
  • Pickling Making

Cost is $30: this includes a handy reference handout, lunch AND students will get to take home jars of jam and pickles they create during the class!!

Register HERE by July 25th

Apr
16
Thu
Cottage Food Law Webinar @ Webinar
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a free webinar with Texas A&M Food Safety Education Program Associate Julie Prouse.  Texas Cottage Food Law allows the sale of foods that are prepared in residential homes as long as gross sales do not exceed $50,000 annually. The webinar will cover the basics of cottage food law, rules and regulations, and which items are covered under the law.

When: Apr 16, 2020 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://agrilifeextension.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJYlc-yqrDgp1RpgAo_abcY25RdP2CrDOw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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