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Social Media for Your Small Business: A Workshop for Food Makers

Tuesday, November 17th, 6:30-8:30pm at Alamo Drafthouse (180 Portage Street, Kalamazoo)

Back by popular demand, our Social Media workshop, led by Jarrod Wilson, is just what you need to get motivated and start utilizing these amazing tools. Your small business needs this. You are capable of doing a great job. You just need to learn how to think strategically about social media and parse it up into doable tasks. As always, the workshop will consist of presentation as well as small group time. If you came to our social media workshop in 2014, this is an opportunity to get a refresher and next steps! This workshop is not just for food businesses, it's for anyone! It's at Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo, so food and drinks are available for purchase. The cost is $30 for community members, $10-20 for Can-Do Kitchen clients. For more information please call 492-0261.

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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

Next tours held on Mon. 10/26 6:30-7:30pm, Sat. 11/21 12:30-1:30pm, or Mon. 12/14 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

Free Love Bakery logo

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.

To donate to the Can-Do Kitchen, please visit their new website!

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