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When: April 26, 2018
Where: MSU Extension Office, 20 Care Dr., Hillsdale MI 49242
Time: 5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

This workshop combines the business and food safety aspects of preparing and selling cottage foods safely and successfully. Learn what foods can be legally produced, how to label and sell them.

MSU Extension will be working with the MSU Product Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources to cover the business aspects of the Cottage Food Law.

Cost of the workshop is $20.00 and includes a certificate that states participant has taken food safety training related to Michigan Cottage Foods.

This workshop will be taught by Jeannie Nichols, MSU Extension Senior Food Safety Educator and Mark Thomas, MSU Product Center Innovation Counselor.

No food or drink is provided so feel free to bring your own drink or a snack.

If you have a cottage food product you would like to try out feel free to bring samples to share and get feedback.

Registration for How to Start a Successful Cottage Food Business in MI - Hillsdale County is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 25, 2018.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information about the program contact Jeannie Nichols at or 517-283-2258. For technical assistance contact ANR Event Services at 517-353-3175 or