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Oregon State University Offers Recipe to Market Program as Popularity in the Local Food Movement Grows

Food start-ups—from farmer's market stands to food carts to specialty products—have grown in popularity, but starting a food product business from scratch takes planning and a thorough understanding of the small food start-up challenges in the industry.

In the Recipe to Market online certificate, learn how to successfully take your food concept to market with a curriculum, designed for both prospective and new small- to medium-sized food business entrepreneurs. You'll discover the nuances of the food safety and sanitation regulations, proper market analysis and distribution planning and food business requirements necessary for production and success. You'll also explore ways to efficiently produce food for consumers and generate sales for your food start-up through effective marketing and retailing. Along the way, you'll gain industry insight from the perspectives of successful food entrepreneurs in Portland, Oregon and see how they started their food business. You'll find this online coursework to be the recipe for success with creating and launching your successful food venture.

For a video overview of the course, visit

In the online course, you will:

  • Develop your food product business plan with production, distribution, marketing and retailing
  • Learn about the various food business requirements to legally start a food business
  • Discover more about food safety and sanitation regulations in a food production setting
  • Glean insight about creating your own food startup from established food entrepreneurs

Cost: $299 per course with $100 off for completing all three courses. Food Writing is $250. For more information and to register, click link below.