Have you ever been told that your favorite homemade bread, or salsa, is “good enough to sell?” Do you have additional fruit or vegetables from your farm or home garden that you would like to make into a commercial product?

Penn State Extension’s Food for Profit is a one-day workshop designed to help you work through the maze of local and state regulations, food safety issues, and business management concepts that all must be considered in setting up a commercial food business.

The course will be sponsored by the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center and held at Wilkes University’s Henry Student Center, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA on Thursday,

September 18, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How Can Food for Profit Help Me?

Food for Profit will take you step-by-step through the entrepreneurial process. It will provide you with the information and skills to assess if your idea will be something that will sell at a profit. Conducting a feasibility study (to see if yours is a good business idea), performing marketing research, and beginning to draft a business plan are a few of the concrete tools taught by certified instructors and business experts. By attending this class, you can learn how to evaluate the opportunities on paper before you look for funding or take action.

Who Should Attend the Course?

If you want to develop the skills to be innovative and visionary in your business – to grow your food venture – you will benefit from this course. If you’re searching for innovative ideas about how to get your enterprise off the ground, this program is for you! 

Registration Information

Food for Profit’s tuition is $45 per person through August 28 ($55 after that date) and includes all materials and lunch. Pre-registration is required, and may be accomplished on-line at, or by calling the registration coordinator at (717) 921-8803. For further information about workshop content, contact Extension Educator, Winifred McGee, [email protected], (717) 921-8803. Pre-payment and registration are required.





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