DOL Events Calendar

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  • Wed
    25
    Oct
    2017

    D.R.E.A.M.: How to Start and Grow a Food-Based Business Without a Storefront

    5:30 - 8:00 pmKelly Miller Middle School, 301 49th Street, NE

    Funded by the Department of Small and Local Business Development, Dreaming Out Loud, Inc.  and partners WACIF, Soilful City, Hustlerz 2 Harvesters, Think Local First DC, and the School of Food   will introduce District residents to the DC Cottage Food Law, help residents learn how to start or grow a business, and discuss resources to get started.

    By attending these workshop you will:

    • Understand how to use the Cottage Food Law
    • Develop a personal vision and business concept
    • Learn business 101
    • Learn to incorporate and obtain a DC business license
    • Gain confidence in pitching potential customers and investors
    • Evaluate a business concept and plan for feasibility
    • Meet other entrepreneurs and access entrepreneurship assistance in DC

    Why become a Cottage Food Producer?

    The Cottage Food Law (CFL) is intended to make it easier for community entrepreneurs, especially those who face barriers to employment, to generate family income using their culinary knowledge and skills. With the Cottage Food Law, you can become a legal business owner and make steps towards growing your income.

    Understanding the Cottage Food Law: What is it? What does it mean?

    The Cottage Food Law is a DC law that passed in 2013 that allows DC residents to make non-potentially hazardous food items in their home with the following rules:

    - Do NOT need a commercial kitchen for production of cottage food items

    - Businesses can make up to $25,000 in sales at farmers markets and special events

    - You must obtain a Cottage Food Business Registry identification number and certificate from the Department of Health

    - Specify safe food handling practices required for cottage food businesses on packaging

    Event Registration: https://cottagefooddc.eventbrite.com

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  • Sat
    28
    Oct
    2017

    The Farm at Kelly Miller Fall Festival and Community Celebration

    10:00 am - 2:00 pmThe Farm at Kelly Miller, behind Kelly Miller Middle School, 301 49th Street, NE

    Come together for a day of community fun! Join Dreaming Out Loud with partners: Beet Street Gardens, City Blossoms, Compost Cab, DC Central Kitchen, DC Department of Parks, Hustlerz 2 Harvesters, Kelly Miller Middle School, and residents, for a community celebration as we open the gates of The Farm at Kelly Miller.

    When: Saturday, October 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Where: The Farm at Kelly Miller (located directly behind Kelly Miller Middle School next to the Kelly Miller Pool)

    What: Community members and friends will enjoy:

    • Bulb and Seedling Planting Activities
    • A Cider Press
    • Face Painting
    • Food Tastings
    • Family Friendly Activities and more!
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  • Wed
    01
    Nov
    2017

    D.R.E.A.M.: How to Start and Grow a Food-Based Business Without a Storefront

    10:00 am - 12:30 pmMalcolm X Opportunity Center, 1351 Alabama Avenue SE

    Funded by the Department of Small and Local Business Development, Dreaming Out Loud, Inc.  and partners WACIF, Soilful City, Hustlerz 2 Harvesters, Think Local First DC, and the School of Food   will introduce District residents to the DC Cottage Food Law, help residents learn how to start or grow a business, and discuss resources to get started.

    By attending these workshop you will:

    • Understand how to use the Cottage Food Law
    • Develop a personal vision and business concept
    • Learn business 101
    • Learn to incorporate and obtain a DC business license
    • Gain confidence in pitching potential customers and investors
    • Evaluate a business concept and plan for feasibility
    • Meet other entrepreneurs and access entrepreneurship assistance in DC

    Why become a Cottage Food Producer?

    The Cottage Food Law (CFL) is intended to make it easier for community entrepreneurs, especially those who face barriers to employment, to generate family income using their culinary knowledge and skills. With the Cottage Food Law, you can become a legal business owner and make steps towards growing your income.

    Understanding the Cottage Food Law: What is it? What does it mean?

    The Cottage Food Law is a DC law that passed in 2013 that allows DC residents to make non-potentially hazardous food items in their home with the following rules:

    - Do NOT need a commercial kitchen for production of cottage food items

    - Businesses can make up to $25,000 in sales at farmers markets and special events

    - You must obtain a Cottage Food Business Registry identification number and certificate from the Department of Health

    - Specify safe food handling practices required for cottage food businesses on packaging

    Event Registration: https://cottagefooddc.eventbrite.com

    Show details
  • Tue
    14
    Nov
    2017

    Urban Agriculture & Food System Education Working Group Meeting (DCFPC)

    6:00 - 8:00 pmTBD