Grow Benzie will be hosting a party for the startup of its Incubator Kitchen with a “Share and Learn” party, Monday, December 2, at 5:00 p.m. The party celebrates the growth of locally made food products and businesses. An evening of live music, food samplings, and presentations by emerging food product entrepreneurs is planned. The event will be held at Grow Benzie, 5885 Frankfort Hwy, M115, Benzonia, MI.
All are welcome to attend and join the celebration. Whether you attended one workshop from the Grow Benzie Incubator Kitchen “Making It Count” series, all of the workshops or missed them all , you are most welcome to come! Music will begin at 5:00 p.m. followed by a potluck dinner along with samplings of various food products at 5:30 p.m. Presentations by emerging food entrepreneurs will begin at 6:30.
Professional musicians, Ann-Marie and Michael Parson-McNamara of AMPM247, will provide live music. Those with food product ideas are encouraged to share a food product they might be interested in or already are making and want to bring it to market.
Deb Nickerson of Betsie Bay Bread will share her story of getting her bakery business started at the incubator kitchen. Tracey Scheifele of In Great Taste will share her story of the hot fudge sauce coming to a market near you soon. David and Summer of The Bacon Berry plan to share highlights of the opening of their food truck business.
The evening will include several raffles: one for a gift certificate for packaging materials from T.M. Klein and Son. Other raffles include two gift certificates for kitchen time at the Grow Benzie Incubator Kitchen, and a raffle bag including items from Betsie Bay Bread, Wee Bee Jammin’, Pickle Print, and more.
There is no charge for the evening; donations are welcome. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass along with their own table service.
Grow Benzie is a community based farmstead dedicated to enriching the lives of children and all Benzie County residents by fostering independence and self reliance through education in agriculture, nutrition, job training and life skills. Grow Benzie is located at 5885 M115, Benzonia, MI 49616 and is a 501 3 (c) designated charity.
Questions? Contact Deb Query 231-882-5197 or 231-882-9510