Learn how you can preserve your harvest for year-round availability! The Prince Edward County Cannery and Commercial Kitchen, Virginia Food Works, and Homegrown Virginia are ready to help you turn your extra produce into value-added products.
Now inspected as a commercial kitchen and registered as a food canning establishment, the certified food entrepreneur can process foods in glass jars to sell to restaurants, grocers, and distributors. Also available is a contract packing service to process your value-added foods for you.
This workshop will be taught by Allie Hill, Director of Homegrown Virginia, and will include:
- Details on the services provided by Virginia Food Works / Homegrown Virginia
- How to package foods for production (including washing, prepping, storing)
- Minimum volume of raw produce items and their expected yield
- Logistics for delivery and pickup
- Product examples and tasting
Ian Pasquerelli, from Virginia Cooperative Extension, will also be on hand to discuss the state and federal regulations that govern the production and marketing of value-added products.
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Stultz Center, Rm 131, PVCC (501 College Drive, Charlottesville VA)
Cost: $15; free for partner producers