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Introduction to Value-Added Food Development

December 8, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until December 9, 2021


Each day will focus on a different category of food products. You can attend one or both days.

When: December 8 & 9, 2021  8am-5pm

Each day will focus on a different category of food products. You can attend one or both days.

Fee: $10

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

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 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 to 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.

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

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

Please contact Kate Mikulak, WSU SJC Ag Program Coordinator, or 360-370-7664, regarding registration or content questions.


December 8, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


150 Nichols St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
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