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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Blazing Trails through the Jungle of Food Regulations

Get help selling food and navigating food regulations in Minnesota at this half-day workshop on May 23rd in Faribault, coordinated by Rice County Public Health – Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP). The goal of “Blazing Trails through the Jungle of Food Regulations" is to provide information and resources on how to navigate food regulations that pertain to local food, in order to help individual food entrepreneurs and local food systems move forward.

Attendees should have a passion for locally grown food, see potential for local food systems where they live, or be interested in learning more about food regulations.  Some of the topics that will be covered include community-supported agriculture; cottage food law; farm to school, childcare or institution; food processing; farmers’ markets; food demonstration and sampling; and produce safety.

This training will be held on May 23rd 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Rice County Extension 4-H Building, 1900 Fairground Drive #17 in Faribault. Please RSVP by contacting Josh Ramaker, Rice County SHIP Coordinator at or 507-332-5911.

“Blazing Trails” is a project of the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Renewing the Countryside, and the Minnesota Farmers' Market Association. A Professional Development Program grant from North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) is funding the project.


Josh Ramaker, Rice County Public Health SHIP Coordinator (507)332-5911

Sara Coulter, Rice County Public Health Supervisor (507)332-5910

Sara Folsted, Rice County Administrator (507)332-6121

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