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

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: Visit:


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