Potsdam, NY, Feb 21, 2011 — Small-time food entrepreneurs face a big obstacle in making anything from BBQ sauce to salsa for sale. Federal regulations require that food to be produced in a certified kitchen or processing facility. And most individuals can't afford to build their own.
Tomorrow at 3 o'clock, officials in Potsdam are hosting a meeting to consider building what they call a community "food incubator".
But village economic developer Jim Murphy says it would give a boost to artesanal food entrepreneurs. Murphy told David Sommerstein he's noticed a big increase in microloan applications from people who want to sell a food product.