Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 6, 2013

Grow Benzie to unveil 'incubator kitchen'

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

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BENZONIA — Grow Benzie will unveil its new “incubator kitchen” at an open house on Tuesday, June 18, at 6 p.m.

Ron Stiner of The Starting Block in Hart, Michigan’s first incubator kitchen, will talk about the various uses of the kitchen and answer questions.

The Grow Benzie kitchen is located at 5885 M-115 (Frankfort Hwy.) and is certified by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. It provides the resources for people to launch their own food-based businesses. Besides counter space, the kitchen includes a six-burner stove, convection ovens, refrigerator and freezer, and a commercial mixer. A kitchen manager will assist clients in using the kitchen.

A two-part intensive seminar for prospective clients will be held July 15 and 17.

For more information, call Lisa Richter at (231) 383-5913.