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Recipe to Market: Is It For ME?

Thursday, December 14, 2017 (Snow Date: Dec. 15)
9:00 AM to noon
UMaine Extension Piscataquis County Office
156 East Main Street
Dover Foxcroft, Maine

Monica's Chocolates

A half-day exploratory workshop for those thinking about starting a small food business in Maine

This half-day workshop will introduce participants to important topics that an aspiring entrepreneur needs to consider before starting a food business. Topics that will be presented include: opportunities and challenges of being a food entrepreneur, the specialty food industry, business basics, an overview of the product development process, licensing and regulations, and food safety concerns.

This workshop will be helpful to a wide range of individuals who are thinking about starting a food business in Maine.  Examples include:

  • A restaurant owner or chef who wants to market a special chowder to local retail stores
  • A person who wants to produce and market a unique chocolate creation developed from an old family recipe
  • A retired teacher who wants to create a conserve made from Maine’s wild blueberries and cranberries
  • A farmer or gardener who wants to develop and market a special hot sauce and salsa
  • A farmer who wants to develop a snack food product


Registration is required. The course is free to Piscataquis County residents; $10 to all others.

Register online

Or contact the UMaine Extension Piscataquis County office, 207.564.3301 or 800.287.1491 (in Maine);


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