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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)

Join us for the Can-Do Kitchen's October workshop for small businesses. If you've ever tried developing a food product, you know that setting the price is hard. Don't let pricing stop you from being a successful food business owner! Come learn from an experienced store buyer, distributor, business counselor, and seasoned food business owner about how they successfully approach pricing. Visit the Can-Do Kitchen page for more info and to register.

A Big Garden Thank you!

garden pictureThe Growing Matters Garden program would like to thank all of the community members who came to garden night this summer to help keep everything growing.  We are excited to have students come back to school garden and enjoy the fall harvest!  We would also like to thank Women Who Care of Kalamazoo County and Food Dance for their generous support of the Growing Matters Garden program.

Visit Bizarre Bazaar on Buy Local Day

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. Are you an artist interested in vending?  Visit the Can-Do Kitchen page for more information. 

Night Market to support Fair Food Matters

night market

Thursday, October 15, 6-10pm, 1204 Bank St

Come have a drink and enjoy the Kalamazoo Farmers' Market Night Market. All of the food and craft vendors you know and love from the Saturday market will be there, under the stars. Fair Food Matters will host a Cash Bar (ages 21+) featuring two Arcadia Ales as well as red and white Michigan wines from Fenn Valley. The proceeds will benefit our youth gardening and food business incubation programming.  ​

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.