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Farmers Market Sampling Certification –How to Obtain a Certificate

May 1, 2017 (12:30 PM )

Presented by Rebecca Osland, Policy Associate, Illinois Stewardship Alliance

Offered twice on May 1:   12:30pm - 1:30pm CST    and again at  6:30pm - 7:30pm CST

Vendors, producers, and farmers market managers discover the steps you will need to acquire a statewide food sampling certificate, valid at any Illinois Farmers Market. Sampling can increase sales by more than 30% while also enhancing relationships with customers. Rebecca will guide you through the requirements needed to offer product samples safely and legally. We'll also preview anticipated rules that will bring greater consistency to markets statewide, and will make sure that the Food Safety Modernization Act is on your radar.

These webinars, offered by Illinois Farmers Market Association, are free of cost and open to anyone. For each subject, you may choose between a daytime or evening presentation. This webinar series is provided in partnership with the Illinois Farmers Market Association, University of Illinois Extension, Illinois Stewardship Alliance, and The Experimental Station.

The webinars will be presented using Skype for Business, which can be installed at no cost on your computer. Detailed instructions will be provided prior to each webinar to all registrants. You may also participate by telephone and listen to the webinars, using the number provided.



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