The Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture at Dakota College at Bottineau will be holding farm and cottage food safety workshops in eight locations around the state.

This training will assist farm and cottage food businesses with preparing their products in the safest manner. The training will cover regulations and labeling for local foods as well as basic safety, such as handwashing, water testing, sanitizing tools and equipment, worker hygiene, monitoring pH and writing a food safety plan.

Mainly geared for those twho grow and sell produce, the training also will have value for local foods producers of baked and dry goods. Participants will receive a resource manual and templates to guide them in implementation of what they have learned. The training is free and open to the public.

Training will be held in Bismarck from 1 to 5 p.m. March 3 at the Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health offices, 500 E. Front Ave., Bismarck. 

For more information or to RSVP for the training, call Holly Mawby at 701-681-0252 or hollyrose.mawby@dakotacollege.edu.

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