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Food Dance PartyFood Dance 20th Anniversary Party

Sunday, August 30, 12-4 and 6-8:30, 401 E Michigan Ave

Celebrating 20 years as part of a growing and vibrant local food community, Food Dance will be hosting t wo give-back events to celebrate and honor the farmers, producers, staff and community that have been essential to their success and growth.  All proceeds from both events will be donated to Fair Food Matters' Growing Matters Garden program. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit Food Dance's website.

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Can-Do Kitchen Small Business Workshop: Startup Sampler

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

You own your own business. Building your support network is where it's at. The Startup Sampler workshop will introduce you to, or remind you of, the important services that create your support network.  More details and registration here.

Save the dates for our October and November workshops (check back soon for additional info):
  • Tuesday, October 13 - Price It Right
  • Tuesday, November 17 - Making a Good First Impression
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farmers marketSeeking Vendors for Fair Food Farmers' Market

Fair Food Matters is looking for market vendors for the Fair Food Farmers' Markets. We'd love to feature produce, baked goods, cottage food items, crafts, and natural beauty items. Visit our market page for more info and to download a vendor application form.

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 and has successfully graduated  to a new, larger location.  Read more about the great news on the Can-Do Kitchen page

night marketNight Market to support Fair Food Matters

Thursday, September 17, 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, pop up farmers market, 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.