Food for Profit

Posted by on September 10, 2012

Food for Profit

A State-wide Entrepreneurship Training Program customized to meet the needs of local food entrepreneurs

October 18, 2012 – 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Overbrook Environmental Education Center
6134 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151
$45 per person (includes materials and lunch)

Do You……
• Make a specialty food item that other folks often request?
• Have additional produce from your farm or garden that could be made into a value-added food product?
• Envision marketing your family recipes?
• Desire to generate more household income?
• Dream of owning a food business?

The Food for Profit workshop is a 7 hour overview of how to start and successfully operate a small food product business. Conducting a feasibility study to see if yours is a good business idea, performing marketing research, and drafting a business plan are a few of the concrete tools offered in this class. In addition, a PDA sanitarian will explain in detail, what is needed to comply with the regulations to create safe, legal food products in Pennsylvania. By attending this class, you can learn how to evaluate the opportunities on paper before you look for funding or take action, saving money and time.

To attend this session of Food for Profit, please register by going to or by calling 717-270-4391.

Prepayment and registration are required.

Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences research and extension programs are funded in part by Pennsylvania counties, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
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Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Winifred McGee at 717-270-4391 in advance of your participation or visit.

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