The virtual conference, hosted by Renewing the Countryside, features an all-star lineup of cottage food leaders, operators, food activists and educators. As of 4/1, there are over 500 individuals registered from across the country. A team of successful cottage food entrepreneurs and educators will lead workshops and live question and answer sessions covering a range of key topics, from marketing and product pricing to business structure and new product development. Various online meet-up sessions and message boards will enable attendees to both connect state-by-state as well as by topics, like the hot new trend of producing cocoa bombs and creative marketing strategies during COVID-19.
Renewing the Countryside (Minnesota) is excited to offer the first-ever, national conference on cottage food and food freedom. To set the stage, there will be a keynote from the following acclaimed speakers:
Renewing the Countryside works to strengthen rural areas by championing and supporting rural communities, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, activists and other people who are renewing the countryside through sustainable and innovative initiatives, businesses, and projects. The goal of our work is to foster sustainable, vibrant and equitable communities.