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Food Entrepreneurship: A to Z


  • Sears House 2812 Meinhold Road Langley, WA 98260 (map)

CANCELLED!  WE MAY OFFER THIS WORKSHOP IN THE FALL. PLEASE EMAIL MARIAN@GOOSEFOOT.ORG IF YOU WANT NOTIFICATION.

Please join us for a comprehensive workshop featuring Sarah Masoni of Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center.  The workshop will feature tons of information about becoming a food entrepreneur and some of the requirements to get your food idea ready for market. 

Some of the topics to be covered are:  

  • Overview of Market Niches (Industrial, Food Service, Retail, Consumer-Direct)
  • Processing options (commercial kitchen, shared use kitchen, co-packer)
  • Converting recipes from small to large amounts
  • Pricing – How to price products to be sustainable & profitable
  • Packaging & labeling
  • Food Vocabulary
  • Regulations & Laws
  • Shelf-life/food safety
  • Marketing strateg ies –  (market research, PR, social media).

Sarah regularly works with food entrepreneurs to help them determine their next steps for success and launch in Portland Oregon, where many successful food start-ups have their roots. Sarah is a Senior Faculty Research Assistant and Food and Process Development Team Manager at the Oregon State University Food Innovation Center Experiment Station.

Monday, June 13, 1 - 5 pm and Tuesday, June 14, 8:30 am - 1 pm
Location:  Historic Sears House, Bayview Corner, South Whidbey Island

Registration is required.
$45; includes lunch on Tuesday.
Register by May 23 and pay only $35!

Send check, made payable to Goosefoot, to:
Food Workshop
PO Box 114
Langley, WA98260

Questions?  Contact marian@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4145.

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