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Price It Right! A Workshop for Food Makers

Tuesday, October 13th, 6:30-8:30pm at Alamo Drafthouse (180 Portage Street, Kalamazoo)

Don't let pricing stop you from being a successful food business owner! If you've ever tried developing a food product, you know that setting the price is hard. You want to be accessible to customers, yet you want your pricing structure to support the costs of doing business. You want to market your product as organic, small-batch, allergen-free, or natural, but will the customer pay a premium for these? How do you price products differently for wholesalers, retailers, online, and direct to customers? This workshop is an opportunity to get down to business and figure out how to set a price for your food product. You'll learn from an experienced store buyer, distributor, business counselor, and seasoned food business owner about how they successfully approach pricing. $30 for community members. For more information please call 492-0261.

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  • Tuesday, November 17 - Stay tuned for more details about our upcoming workshop!
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Bizarre Bazaar on Buy Local Day Benefits Can-Do Kitchen

Saturday, November 28th, 11:00 am - 6:00pm @ Bell's Brewery

Do some holiday shopping (don't forget about yourself too!), have a drink, and enjoy the vibe. This sale is full of eclectic, unique, and yes...bizarre handmade goods. Thanks to the generosity of Bell's Brewery, the organizers (Heidi LaGrow and Erin Abueva), and all of the artists, the booth fees are donated to the Can-Do Kitchen. This donation supports our food business incubation programming and small, local businesses.

Artists: after filling out the application and receiving approval, please pay with the donation button below. If you haven't filled out an application, email bizarrebazaarkzoo@gmail.com.

Can-Do Kitchen Group Tour and Info Session

Check back soon for the next date! 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.

  • Can-Do Kitchen
    A commercial kitchen and business incubation for small food businesses.
  • Growing Matters Garden
    Kids get their hands dirty and learn a lot with our educational gardening project.

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