Our Good Food Law Workshops Are Back In 2016!

At five daytime workshops this January through April, farmers and food entrepreneurs can learn how to strategically grow and protect their food businesses with smart legal and business strategies. Farmers and business owners who attend our Good Food Law workshops will have the opportunity to network, ask questions of Jambor Heyman's law firm team, and partake of local food and beverages.
For farmers and food business owners far and near, the 2016 workshops will also be STREAMED ONLINE! Watch and send in questions during each workshops from the comfort of your own computer.

We are again partnering with the fabulous Linden Hills Farmers Market to bring these workshops to the local food community. Below is the lineup for 2016. Click the green button below for more details, updates, and (soon!) an online registration form. All workshops will be held at the Jambor Heyman offices in Minneapolis.

January 26:  Trademarks
February 11:  Contracts
March 8:  LLCs
April 5:  Food Labeling
April 26:  Employees

Learn, Network, Enjoy.

Food business owners can learn how to strategically grow and protect their food enterprises with smart legal and business strategies at Jambor Heyman's educational "Good Food Law" workshops. Good Food Law workshop attendees have the opportunity to network, ask questions of our law firm team and guest speaker(s), and partake of local food and beverages.


Mar. 2015 - Building Successful Business Relationships

The Building Successful Business Relationships workshop will feature Mike Rakes, owner of local feta cheese spread brand Philia Foods. Mike, a 2014 Minnesota Cup Semifinalist who has taken his brand from the farmers' market to over 70 regional retail stores, will share his experience creating successful relationships with key players in the good food business universe. 

Jambor Heyman attorneys Jen & Amanda will provide attendees with useful strategies for using contracts to create a roadmap for a mutually beneficial business relationship and will explain how to identify and improve contract "danger zones" that can open food businesses to legal liability and expense. 

Join us for happy hour on March 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eastlake Craft Brewery in the Midtown Global Market. Appetizers provided by Tastebud Tart, the catering division of Kitchen in the Market.


Feb. 2015 - Good Food Labeling

Gluten-Free. Kosher. Non-GMO. Organic. Natural. Local. The Good Food Labeling workshop will explain the ins and outs of labeling and packaging good food products. 

The workshop will feature Jeff Holmberg, owner of Holmberg Design Co., and the design brain behind well-known Twin Cities food brands Bogart's Doughnut Co., Dogwood Coffee, Brasa, Natedogs, Rustica Bakery, Bliss Gourmet Foods, and more. Jeff and the Jambor Heyman attorneys will offer food business owners practical advice for designing food product labels that are simultaneously attractive, effective and legally compliant.

The workshop will cover the current state of the law on food labeling, identify pitfalls to avoid in label design, and will answer common questions related to labeling specialty food products. Join us for happy hour on Wednesday, February 25th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Common Roots Cafe

Jan. 2015 - Building & Protecting Your Brand

The Building & Protecting Your Brand workshop will feature Libby Wyrum, proprietor of food consultancy Frank & Ernest Foods. Libby will share her experience helping local food businesses strengthen and market their brands in the competitive Midwestern marketplace, and will provide practical advice for food business owners looking to invigorate their brands. 

The workshop will also feature local brand The Herbivorous Butcher, a vegan butcher shop that recently rocketed to national prominence after a mention on The Tonight Show by host Jimmy Fallon. The Herbivorous Butcher crew will tell the story of how they created their brand, and will be available for a question and answer session.

After a business has invested in building and marketing a strong brand, how can that investment be protected? Jambor Heyman attorneys Jen Jambor-Delgado and Amanda Heyman will explain how your business can use legal strategies to protect your brand. They'll de-mystify the federal trademark application process and will explain the pros and cons of a federal trademark strategy for local food businesses. Join us for happy hour on Wednesday, January 28th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Birchwood Cafe.

Scaling Up Your Local Food Business - December 2014

"Scaling Up Your Food Business," will provide local food business owners with information about how smart legal strategies can help grow and protect their businesses. Jambor Heyman attorneys will cover topics including business entity formation, creating liability shields, brand protection, trademarks, contracts, and employees.

The event will also feature Andrew Kincheloe, owner of Buddy's Small Batch Nut Butter, who will share his experience growing a local food business. Andrew will be available to answer questions and provide a practical perspective on the aspects of scaling up his peanut butter company (such as working with employees, finding a co-packer, entering a national market, and more).