DEC 8&9: Introduction to Value-Added Food Product Development

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Mikulak, Kathryn

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Introduction to Value-Added Food Product Development


Interested in making and selling prepared foods like preserves or baked goods? Join us to learn the ins and outs of value-added food product development! 


When: December 8 & 9, 2021  8:30am-5pm

December 8th: Shelf-Stable Acidified Foods (Pickles, Sauces, Jams, Jellies)

December 9th: Everything else: Baked Goods, Fermented Foods, and others


Fee: $10 per day – Register for one or both days.

Where: Brickworks, 150 Nichols St. Friday Harbor, WA
(May go to online learning depending on current conditions)

Click here to register!


Geared towards small-scale producers of preserves, sauces, dressings and vinegars, snacks, baked goods, and other value-added products.

This workshop will provide the region’s current or interested small-scale prepared food producers with up-to-date information and technical knowledge of the food product development process for the specialty food industry and how to bring such products to market. Targeted towards start-up entrepreneurs and food product developers.


Participants will be guided through the various steps from concept development to the market, with an emphasis on factors to consider for scaling up the product from the kitchen to commercial production. Speaker(s) will provide examples to illustrate the steps and end goal.


Topics to be covered

  • Value-added product development process overview
  • Concept development
  • Kitchen/Lab-scale product development
  • Scale-up issues in product development
  • Food safety regulations
  • Business planning and marketing
  • Food business license in WA state


Lead Presenter:
Dr. Girish Ganjyal, WSU Extension Food Processing Specialist

If cost is a barrier, if you are a San Juan County resident who needs a travel stipend to attend, or if you have any questions, please reach out to Brook Brouwer, WSU San Juan County Extension Director, or 360-370-7667.



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More info on our website:



Kate Mikulak

Agriculture Program Coordinator

WSU Extension | San Juan County

office | 360.370.7664


WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of non-compliance may be reported through your local Extension office or to the WSU Center for Human Rights.


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