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Can-Do Kitchen

Can-Do Kitchen Group Tour and Info Session

Monday, August 24, 6:30-7:30pm, Can-Do Kitchen 511 Harrison St. Registration required, FREE

The Group Tour is a no-cost opportunity to see our kitchen facility and to learn about our incubation program and other opportunities. Registration is required. Please email kitchen@fairfoodmatters.org if you are interested in attending. (If no one is signed up, the tour will be cancelled.)

Can-Do Kitchen celebrates another graduate - Free Love Bakery

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Free Love Bakery, a gluten-free breads and sweets company, started at the Can-Do Kitchen in 2014. Owner, Julie Fox, grew her cottage foods business into a commercial bakery that now operates out of Catering by Daane's in Portage. This new location allows Free Love Bakery to expand their business and produce a wider variety of products available at many stores and restaurants in the area as well as the Kalamazoo Farmers' Market. Free Love Bakery is the second business to graduate from the Can-Do Kitchen in the last six months.

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Startup Sampler Workshop

Wednesday, September 23rd, 6:30-9:00pm @ Sarkozy Bakery

You own your own business. You work all day, everyday. You carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. You think you need to have all the answers. What if we told you that you're not alone? That you shouldn't try to do it all by yourself? Building your support network is where it's at. Startup Sampler will introduce you to, or remind you of, the important services that create your support network. Your support circle. People to lean on and get advice from. Accountant, graphic designer, loan officer, insurance agent, customer relations consultant. Yes! They will all be at the workshop and you'll have a chance to talk with them all in small groups. Plus you'll be surrounded by your fellow entrepreneurs. There will be an opportunity to purchase Sarkozy food and drinks (including wine and beer) to enjoy while you're learning and networking. Register today!
Business Workshop: Startup Sampler
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Additional Fall 2015 Can-Do Kitchen Workshops for Small Businesses

Save the dates for our October and November workshops:

  • Tuesday, October 13 - Price It Right
  • Tuesday, November 17 - Making a Good First Impression

Check back soon for additional information!

Programs and Partnerships:
  • Can-Do Kitchen
    A commercial kitchen and business incubation for small food businesses.
  • Fair Food Farmers' Market
    A new market is in the works to better serve the community.
  • Growing Matters Garden
    Kids get their hands dirty and learn a lot with our educational gardening project.
  • 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.
  • Southwest Michigan Community Harvest Fest
    Celebrate local food, local farming, and sustainable living with great speakers, music and more.