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Come check out the Food N’ Justice Workshop series.  Always free at the  Saturday North Oakland Farmers’ Market, usually 11-1pm. Our workshop series is located at:

Grace Ave @Lowell St. (Next to Destiny Arts at 970 Grace Ave, Oakland 94608)

  • August 2, 2014

    Intro to Cottage Food Laws

    Start Time: 11:00 am

    Ends: 1:00 pm

    This workshop will be focused on the steps necessary to become a Cottage Food Operation. I'll focus on information resources, what the law states, and how to fill out applications. I'll describe the process I went through from conceiving a business idea to the interview with the health department. It'll be a break down of how it can work for prospective business owners, who can benefit from the new law, and how to create a CFO.

    What is a Cottage Food Operation?

    The California Homemade Food Act (AB1616) allows individuals to prepare and package certain non-potentially hazardous foods in private-home kitchens referred to as “Cottage Food Operations” (CFOs). Processed meat, dairy, fermented foods, and juices are NOT legally acceptable cottage foods.

    Learn about:

    • Cottage Food Law

    • Food science and sanitation

    • Hands-on demos with jams/jellies, honey, nuts, dried fruit, and/or baked


    • Packaging and storage

    • Business operations for CFOs

  • September 6, 2014

    stop waste

    Start Time: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am