Get Started

STEP 1

Do your research. Have you considered using your own home kitchen to make food products? If you do not have animals living in your home, and you have city/well water, and you’re making a “low-risk” product, such as baked goods, you may be eligible to produce your product in your home kitchen. For more information,  please contact the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.

STEP 2

If you are NOT eligible for STEP 1,  please contact us to schedule an orientation which will go over policies/procedures and basic food safety (takes 1 ½ hours) at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Madison County Center.

STEP 3

Registration Forms

STEP 4

Other Forms (as needed)

STEP 5

Call (828) 649-2411 to set up a time to use the Value-Added Kitchen. The first use is free. You will be accompanied by a staff person who will provide assistance during your first use.

STEP 6

All subsequent use of the Value Added kitchen involves a fee.

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