Money for Jam: The Essential Guide to Starting Your Own Small Food Business

Money for Jam: The Essential Guide to Starting Your Own Small Food Business

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By (author) Oonagh Monahan

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  • Publisher: Oak Tree Press
  • Format: Paperback | 172 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 10mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 6 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Cork
  • ISBN 10: 1781190909
  • ISBN 13: 9781781190906
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 83,348

Product description

Have you ever thought about trying to earn some money from producing food? Are you the person everyone goes to for their lemon meringue pies, apple tarts and other desserts for family occasions, christenings or other events? Do you have a garden of rhubarb or other fruit? Do you make jam every year and give it away when you could be selling it? Do you fancy the idea of making cheese or yogurt or ice cream but don't know where to start? If so, then this is the book for you - it will tell you everything you need to know or show you where to find it for yourself. Money for Jam contains everything that someone who is new to the food business will need to get started and to keep going. It will help bakers, jam and honey-makers, ice cream, yogurt and cheese-makers, egg producers, sausage roll, pie and pastie-bakers, chocolatiers, and dessert-makers. It covers the what, where, who and how for small food producers - including legislation and registration, labelling and packaging, suppliers and distributors - in an easy-to-read and easy-to-follow format, packed with case studies and signposts for useful resources and suppliers.

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Oonagh Monahan has over 14 years' experience of the food industry, working with small producers in particular for over 10 years, helping them to start up and grow their businesses. She has worked with producers of every variety of food: everything from fudge, sausages and bread to beer and cream liquors. As one of her clients said, she is like a big sister - the person you turn to when you need advice, help and encouragement!

Table of contents

1 Introducing the Opportunity 2 Starting Out 3 Navigating the Food Legislation Minefield 4 Ensuring Food Hygiene 5 Product Development 6 Routes to Market, Branding and a Marketing Plan 7 Labelling, Nutrition Claims and Allergens 8 Making and Managing Money 9 Training Requirements 10 Bread and Baking 11 Jams, Chutneys and Preserves 12 Duck Eggs 13 Ice Cream, Yogurt and Cheese 14 Value-added Meats 15 Smoked Meat, Cheese and Fish 16 Where To Now? Help is At Hand