Grow Benzie Incubator Kitchen Grand Opening
Open House Tuesday, June 18
Grow Benzie is holding a community open house Tuesday, June 18, at 6:00 p.m. to welcome EVERYONE to view it’s brand new Shared-used Commercial Kitchen Incubator. Refreshments will be served and kitchen tours available. Ron Steiner, director of The Starting Block, an established incubator kitchen in Hart Michigan, will be on hand to lead the evening’s program consisting of:
• Learning how an Incubator is a powerful “magnet” to draw out the entrepreneurial dreams, present in the entire community
• Seeing how kitchen incubators benefit the local and regional economies
• Touring the kitchen facility and learn about making food products
• Meeting prospective entrepreneurs and users of the Incubator
• Previewing of some of the delicious products to be made in our incubator kitchens
Also attending will be Lisa Richter, Grow Benzie’s kitchen manager, who will help clients become familiar with the kitchen and guide them through the process of making a product.
Who should come? All members of our community are encouraged to come learn about this exciting new initiative in Benzie County designed to support entrepreneurs. Moms and Dads, back yard gardeners and large-scale farmers, 20 year olds to 80 year olds, anyone with an idea or needing a spark to get started, all are welcome.
Be prepared to be inspired. Posted on the walls of Grow Benzie you will find a quote from Apple founder, Steve Jobs: “Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life…Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”
Two Follow-Up evenings are planned, July 15 and July 17, for those interested in taking the next steps towards putting the vision of becoming an entrepreneur, and producing their product for market into reality.
Grow Benzie is a community based farmstead dedicated to enriching lives 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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR INTERVIEW REQUESTS, PLEASE CONTACT
Lisa Richter 231-383-5913