Georgia Grown Convention to Help Budding Entrepreneurs
If you've ever thought of making money selling certain kinds of foods, Georgia Grown wants to help you get started.
If you make the best cakes out of anyone in Tucker, have an excellent technique for making jellies, know of a great spice mix or can make dried fruits taste heavenly, Georgia Grown can help you possibly earn money from the food you make.
The state Department of Agriculture recently changed the rules regarding cottage foods--items you can make in your typical kitchen--to allow people to make certain kinds of foods in an unlicensed home kitchen. Now they're holding a two-day convention in Macon for anyone interested in possibly making cottage foods a money-earning activity.
Here are some examples of cottage foods: breads, cakes, pastries, cookies, fruit pies, jams and jellies, dried fruits, dry herbs/seasonings, cereals and trail mix, coated/uncoated nuts, vinegar, popcorn balls and cotton candy.
The convention will help connect cottage food producers with resources to help them get their products out there. It is open to Georgia Grown members and nonmembers.
Registration is required to attend and registration closes on Oct. 26. Click here to register or to get more information on the event.