ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension plans to offer an online workshop for entrepreneurs and farmers interested in starting a home-based, specialty food business in Maine from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, May 14.

“Recipe to Market” is a multidisciplinary program with topics including business basics, an overview of the specialty food industry and product development process, licensing and regulations, and food safety. Instructors include professor emeritus Louis Bassano, business and economics specialist and professor of economics Jim McConnon, and food science specialist and associate professor of food science Beth Calder, who also directs UMaine Food Testing Services.

The fee is $25; registration is required. Financial assistance is available. To register and find more details, visit extension.umaine.edu.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Theresa Tilton at [email protected], 207-942-7396, or 800-287-1485 in Maine only.

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