Learn the basics of what it takes to get started making value-added foods for resale. We will talk about regulatory bodies and which products they inspect, exemptions for home production, FDA labeling requirements, FSMA traceability requirements and more. We will also talk about Virginia Food Works and how we can help make value-added products in our cannery in Prince Edward County.

Presented By: Michelle McKenzie, Director of Virginia Food Works

Michelle McKenzie is the Director of Virginia Food Works, a non-profit that helps growers and other food entrepreneurs make value-added products for retail sale. She has a strong farming background, with eight years of experience growing vegetables on Bellair Farm in Albemarle County. Michelle is dedicated to getting more locally-grown produce into the value-added market.