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Business Workshop: Food Photography 101

Thursday, April 2, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Kalamazoo-Arcadia Brewing Company 701 E. Michigan Ave. Registration required, $30

Don't settle for average photos. If you are a food business owner, farmers market vendor, blogger, pinner, or instagrammer, you need mouthwatering food photos for your website, blog, Facebook, labels, and market booth. This workshop will give you crucial knowledge and hands-on experience so YOU can take excellent quality pictures of your food. Derek Richmond, professional food photographer, and Missy Al-Azzawi of Mazawi Design Group bring wonderfully complementary perspectives and will help you understand why and how to take great photos. Bring your camera or phone, your packaged food or other simple props, and walk away from the workshop with a professional-quality photo on your phone and the know-how to keep taking beautiful food photos on a budget.

Please Register Here (you will receive confirmation within 48 hours):

Food Photography 101

Can-Do Kitchen Group Tour and Info Session

Saturday, April 4, 12:00 - 1:00 pm 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 new graduate, Kaleamazoo Chips

KALAMAZOO, MI - December 11, 2014 - Fair Food Matters' Can-Do Kitchen celebrates the graduation of food business, Kaleamazoo Chips. Kaleamazoo Chips is now producing their popular kale chips in the Organic Gypsy's brick and mortar kitchen in the Edison Neighborhood. This new, larger location will enable Kaleamazoo Chips to increase production by 100%. Read more here.

Mamaleelu Cold Brew makes entry into Detroit market

November 18, KALAMAZOO, MI – Mamaleelu Cold Brew LLC, maker of the area’s first concentrated cold brewed coffee, won Westborn Market’s “The Next SKU Could Be You” product placement competition at the sixth annual “Making it in Michigan” trade show, held recently in Lansing.

The coffee product is produced in the Fair Food Matters’ Can-Do Kitchen, a food business incubator and commercial kitchen. “Maliesha has worked diligently and focused her passion. She is an inspiring woman to work with and we’re so excited to support her in this next phase,” adds Lucy Dilley, Can-Do Kitchen program manager. Read more here.

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.
  • 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.