Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 22, 1993, Image 39

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    Penn State To Help You
LEBANON (Lebanon Co.)
According to the USDA’s 1992
Yearbook of Agriculture, over
half of all new packaged consum
er products introduced each year
are foods and beverages. Moving
from the design board, to small
consumer “focus lups,” on the
way to grocery shelves, there are
often far more casualties than
there are successes. Between
March 1989 and March 1990
alone, 197 new candy products,
170 tomato and other sauces, and
S 3 cheeses were introduced to the
Sell Food For Profit
You may be wondering, is there
room on those shelves for “Aunt
Sue's Black Raspberry Jam?" on
June 1 and 8, Penn State Coopera
tive Extension will be offering
you a way to discover the answer
at their Food for Profit workshop.
This two-evening short course of
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 22, IM3-B3
fers an overview of how to start a
food product business, covering
health regulations, sanitary food
preparation methods, marketing,
packaging, pricing, record keep
ing and business planning basics.
The sessions will be held at the
Lancaster Farm & Home Center,
Arcadia Road, Lancaster, from 7
to 10; a registration fee of
$2O covers all materials and
Advance registration (prior to
May 28(h) is required; for more
information, contact Winifred
McGee at the Lebanon County
Extension Office, (717) 270-4391.