Home Based Micro Processor Workshop
Register by Calling 859-257-1812
This videotaped HBM workshop is required to become a Homebased Microprocessor in Kentucky. It is the first in a series of steps which includes recipe approval (at a cost of $5 per recipe), verification of an approved water source, and annual certification by the Kentucky Food Safety Branch (with a certification fee of $50 per year). To qualify, farmers must live and farm in Kentucky. The final product must contain a fruit, vegetable or herb grown by the farmer. Products may be sold from the farm, registered farmers markets or certified roadside stands.
Once certified, Homebased Microprocessors may sell products such as canned tomatoes and tomato products, pickled fruits and vegetables, salsa, barbecue sauce, pepper or herb jellies, pressure-canned vegetables, and low- or no-sugar jams and jellies.
For more information, or to register for the workshop, call Annhall Norris at 859-257-1812 or visit http://fcs-hes.ca.uky.edu/homebased_processing_microprocessing/