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  • Dec 20: 11am-3pm Can-Do Kitchen clients sampling at Handmade Kalamazoo (121 W. South St)
  • Jan 9: 5-8p Shae's Healthy Choice samples at Tudor House Tea & Spice (352 S. Kalamazoo Mall)

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Can-Do Kitchen

Beginner Canning Classes at the Can-Do Kitchen

The summer canning classes have passed. Thanks to Lori Evesque and all the budding canners for making a fun class. Many students have told us they've continued canning since the class. That's what we love to hear

Business Workshop: Friendly, Fun Financials

This workshop has come and gone...for now! Everyone learned a lot and we thank John Schmitt of the Small Business Development Center and Chris Dilley of the People's Food Co-op for their informative and tactile presentations. Thanks to all who attended and contributed to a good learning environment for all.

Business Workshop: Branding, Logos and Labels

Sadly, the workshop has passed. It was great and we thank Mazawi Design Group, Damn Handsome Grooming, Lush Gourmet Foods, and CJP Consulting for their informative presentations. Thanks to all who attended and contributed to a good learning environment for all.

Bizarre Bazaar on August 2nd Supports Can-Do Kitchen

Our friends and artists from the Bizarre Bazaar are having their summer sale Saturday, August 2nd from 11:00 – 4:00 at Bell’s Brewery, in the Beer Garden. This is a really fun, unique, and…well, bizarre sale where you’ll find useful and whimsical handmade goods of all kinds. There may even be a sprinkling of local food vendors! Stop by to enjoy the beer garden, pick up some fun local art, and relax in the Beer Garden. To top it all off, Bell’s and the Bizarre Bazaar artists are generously donating the artist table fees and site rental to the Can-Do Kitchen. Thank you so much everyone!

For artists only: If you have already applied using this form and have been approved by the Bizarre Bazaar committee to be at the sale, you may pay for your booth here:

3rd Annual Kitchen Gadget Garage Sale

Thank you to all who donated kitchen stuff, to Beer & Skittles, Retro, Kalamazoo Kitty, Victorian Bakery, Sarkozy Bakery and The Cheese Lady for hosting collection bins, to those who shopped the sale, to Red Tail Ring and Fernando Ospina & Mike Hoag for the music, Food Dance and People's Food Co-op for gift cards, and to our volunteers, Melody Daacon, Krystal Gast, Maura Alexander, and Carolyn Ruske. The kitchen gadget garage sale was a huge success!

Programs and Partnerships:
  • Can-Do Kitchen
    A commercial kitchen and business incubation for small food businesses.
  • Douglass Farmers' Market
    Greet friends and neighbors at this market on the north side of town featuring local producers.
  • Growing Matters Garden
    Kids get their hands dirty and learn a lot with our educational gardening project.
  • Southwest Michigan Community Harvest Fest
    Celebrate local food, local farming, and sustainable living with great speakers, music and more.
  • Common Ground
    A network of individuals and organizations working to support community gardens throughout Kalamazoo County.
  • Good Food Kalamazoo
    A collaboration working to engage and empower our community to provide itself with food that is healthy, green, fair, and affordable.