Extension office to hold farmers market program

If you grow your own vegetables or raise your own livestock, and have ever considered setting up a booth at the local farmers’ market, the Ohio State University (OSU) Extension-Clermont is offering a Farmers’ Market Workshop Series to help you learn all about it!

“These workshops will help you understand how things should be prepared and sold at farmers’ markets with an update on rules and regulations for the future,” said OSU Extension-Clermont Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Coordinator Latham Farley.  “The programs will help you better connect with buyers, and provides you with a forecast of marketing trends for 2010.”

The first workshop, Food Safety Update, will be held from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, located at 1000 Locust Street in Owensville.  The class will be taught by Kathleen Cooper, a food safety specialist from the Ohio Department of Agriculture; topics will include cottage foods rules and regulations, meat labeling, and egg labeling.