Join Sarah Lewis of the Juneau District Office of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service as she hosts a free webinar from her kitchen about the basics of starting a home-based, cottage foods business in Alaska. The class is from 2-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, using Zoom online meetings.
This class includes an intro to Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation‘s cottage foods (aka, home-based foods) regulations and information about the “non-potentially hazardous” food preservation methods that are allowed: dehydration, boiling water-bath canning, and pickling. In addition, Sarah will emphasize the best food safety and sanitation methods to use in a cottage foods business, and how a cottage foods business can continue sales during this time of social distancing.
Upcoming online classes include:
- April 25, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Starting a Cottage Foods Business in Alaska – taught by Sarah Lewis on Zoom https://bit.ly/cfbinalaska
- May 9, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Canning Dry Beans – taught by Sarah Lewis on Zoom https://bit.ly/canningdrybeans
- May 30, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. All About the Basil: Preserving Herbs – taught by Sarah Lewis on Zoom https://bit.ly/allaboutthebasil
- June 13, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Canning Wild Berries – taught by Sarah Lewis on Zoom https://bit.ly/canningwildberries
Online registration is required for each class, and registration for the cottage foods business class can be accomplished by going to this link. For more information, contact the UAF Cooperative Extension Service in Juneau at (907) 523-3280 x1 or firstname.lastname@example.org.