Have you heard that the new Montana Local Food Choice Act (aka Food Freedom Law) opens up opportunities for small business to sell homemade food and food products at the farmer’s market?
This November, in partnership with Farm Commons, AERO is hosting two free digital workshops addressing the opportunities and risks associated with the sale of homemade food. The series is designed to support producers and market managers in understanding the new law and the steps to take against possible liability.
Workshop 1: Legal Liability and Food Related Incidents – Nov. 3rd, 3-4 PM This first workshop will focus on the general legal concepts surrounding liability, especially for a food related incident. The workshop will outline when and how legal liability for a food related incident is assigned and how food business owners generally manage these liabilities.
Workshop 2: Decoding Montana Food Freedom – Nov. 10th, 3-4:30 PM This second workshop focuses on the recently passed Montana Local Food Choice Act. The workshop will help producers, food manufacturers, cottage food operators and farmers market managers understand what is and is not permitted, when, and how, under the new law. It will also highlight the effect of the law on traditional legal liability for a food related incident. This workshop will help producers understand the opportunities and challenges presented by the Montana Local Food Choice Act, including 1) producers considering adding a value-added product to their repertoire, and 2) producers diversifying direct sales products to include raw milk and processed meats.