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11 May 2011

The Entrepreneur Institute of Mid-Michigan, Ingham County MSU Extension, The Ingham County Land Bank and Eric Schertzing, Ingham County Treasurer are offering a series of classes called, “How to Start a Small-Scale Food Business: An Entrepreneurial Opportunity for Residents of the Lansing Tri-County Region.”

The purpose of this series is to equip residents with the skills they need to establish a small-scale food-related business. Some examples are food products permitted by Michigan’s Cottage Food Law, such as breads/baked goods, jams/jellies, vinegars, sweets and producing fresh fruit and vegetables for sale at Farmers’ Markets, farm stands and other non-traditional food retail outlets.

A free introductory sessionis scheduled for Thursday, May 26th from 7-9 p.m. at the Neighborhood Empowerment Center located in north Lansing at 600 West Maple Street. The content of this session includes information about starting a small-scale food business and an overview of the Michigan Cottage Food law.

To reserve a seat at the introductory session, please call Ingham County MSU Extension at 517.887.4588. Seating is limited.

MOFFA supported the cottage food bill with MOFFA boardmember Chris Bardenhagen providing testimony during the recent vote in Lansing.

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