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Foodie Friday:  Cottage Foods

Considering bringing your cottage food to market, starting a food truck, or opening a restaurant?

Know the state and county laws, rules, and regulations for selling raw and prepared foods before you dive in and make that huge investment!  

Region 10’s Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) and the Montrose County’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are bringing area food enthusiasts “Foodie Friday”, the first Friday of each month in 2017.  Workshops, conducted by Montrose County’s Environmental Health Director Jim Austin, are free and open to the public.

The purpose of Foodie Friday is to make sure local food producers have the facts before selling and distributing food, as well as create an opportunity to meet, brainstorm, and collaborate with other food enthusiasts.

Jim Austin at Montrose County DHHS has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the food safety arena.  He has served as the Montrose County environmental health director since March 2013.  Previous to that, he lived in Denver for 20+ years and directed the food inspection program for the City and County of Denver from 1992 to 1999.


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