Food & Drink published Dec. 2, 2021

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Dec. 2—Cottage food producer

A cottage food producer food safety webinar will be offered via Zoom video meeting software from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. It is also available as an online course. The course focuses on food safety practices for all processes covered under the Cottage Food Law including drying, baking, confections, jams and jellies, acid and acidified fruit and vegetables and fermentation.

Class participants will learn how to produce, package, label, store and transport a safe food product. And food safety experts will be available to answer questions.

The training meets the tier 2 ($5,001 to $78,000 in sales) training requirement of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to register as a cottage food producer. Training is required every three years.

Advance registration is required. Fee is $50 per person. To register for the webinar or for the online course, go to extension.umn.edu/courses-and-events/cottage-food-producer-food-safety-training. For more information, contact Lisa Haro at 320-203-6050 or haro@umn.edu.

Milan Village Arts

MILAN — Milan Village Arts classes have been scheduled for the next year. To register or for more information, call 320-734-4807 or visit the website at milanvillageartsschool.org; email: mvas@fedteldirect.net.

Caraway rye bread: Feb. 26, 1 to 5 p.m., with instructor Maureen Hark. For beginner and above; ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent. Baking bread in a Dutch oven creates a miniature version of a professional steam-injected oven. Class will make a wet rye bread recipe with caraway, perfect for sandwiches or eating with a slice of sharp cheese. Bring a bread bowl and a Dutch oven if you have one. An email will go out before class with more details. Tuition is $65, supplies included. Registration deadline is Feb. 12.

Willmar Community Education

WILLMAR — Advance registration is required for all the classes, register online at www.cewillmarmn.com or in person at Jefferson Learning Center.

Essential oil make-and-take: Dec. 13, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Willmar Middle School, cost of $7 with instructor Kayla Brandt. Class will discuss the 10 most popular oils and Brandt will share her personal tips and tricks. Class will make and take some roller balls to bring home. First roller ball is included in the course fee, additional rollers are $5 each (no limit) and can be paid to the instructor during the class.

Italian cookies bake-along: Dec. 18, 10 a.m. to noon, online class for $30 with instructor Laura Scheck. Virtual presentation through Zoom making six-layer rainbow cookies and Italian lemon cookies. Tips on improving your cookie game, including proper measurement, egg separation and better understanding of methods like creaming and tempering.

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