Starting a food business might seem intimidating, but UF/IFAS Extension courses can help make big dreams a reality.
That is exactly how Sharlay Smith of Jacksonville, Florida, turned a “lightbulb moment” into The Lentil House, a profitable ... READ MORE
In-person class in Osceola County, Florida:
Starting Your Own Cottage Food Business
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Kissimmee, FL (this is an in-person class)
Cottage Foods are low-risk foods that you are allowed to make at ... READ MORE
Are you wondering if you can use home-grown tropical fruit from your farm or yard to make allowable or baked Cottage Food items?
The short answer is yes. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) notes Cottage Food ... READ MORE
Are you ready to make bank with your baking? Florida Cottage Food Law was just revised, expanding options for food entrepreneurs. Concurrently, new State laws for home-based businesses were also revised, making further allowances for at-home ... READ MORE
We are pleased to welcome Hannah Cooper to the Discover FSHN Series! Hannah is an alumna of the FSHN MS/DI program, and she is here to share her story, from her inspiration to study dietetics while living in Japan to her journey into nutrition ... READ MORE
If you have some kitchen skills and are looking for a way to make some money, a small-scale food business might pay off.
Florida’s Cottage Food Law allows you to make certain foods in your home kitchen to sell without registering your kitchen ... READ MORE
We are pleased to announce the Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting @ Oakes Demo Farm in Naples, FL
WHEN: Monday, November 5, 2018
TIME: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
WHERE: Oakes Demo Farm, Deer Run Lane, Naples, FL 34120
WHAT: ... READ MORE
Demystifying Florida Food Regulations – Roundtable of federal and state food regulators and open discussion.
Interested in starting a Food Business in Florida?
Food regulations can be complex to understand and uncertainties ... READ MORE
Farm-based businesses have expanding opportunities to offer unique products, entertainment, and services to locals or visitors from around the world. Osceola County’s recent increase in new residents has brought in both new farm operators ... READ MORE
Kimberly and George Vecchio wanted to reinvent their 20-acre farm near Vero Beach from mostly animals to produce so they could start a food business. Though George had been a gourmet chef for more than 20 years, they didn’t know how to start ... READ MORE