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Press Release – Annual Can Do Kitchen Open House

April 16, 2012

From a Fair Food Matters press release…..

Annual Can-Do Kitchen Expo links food producers to food buyers
The Fair Food Matters’ Can-Do Kitchen, the region’s only food business incubator, will present its 3rd Annual Can-Do Kitchen Expo, a trade show for food business entrepreneurs. The event will take place Friday, April 20, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the kitchen (511 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo).

“The Expo is one of the many benefits we offer our clients,” said Can-Do Kitchen Program Manager Lucy Bland. “It’s a great chance for these entrepreneurs to meet people in the food service industry, showcase their products, make connections and gain new customers.”

Food industry buyers, brokers, distributors, merchandisers, marketers, designers, and business counselors are invited to taste samples of locally made foods and meet the people who make them.

The goal of the event, said Bland, is to make sure grocery buyers large and small, as well as other food-related business owners, are familiar with Can-Do Kitchen entrepreneurs. “We hope attendees come prepared to consider carrying and distributing the delicious Michigan-made products produced in the kitchen,” said Bland.

Can-Do Kitchen clients scheduled to take part in the Expo include: Ageless Pantry, a maker of bottled tea; The Adventures of Barb and Tammy, creators of granola and biscotti; Dough Chicks, making energy bars and Kara Komets; Unique Eats, developers of vegetarian meals; and Clara’s Kitchen, maker of Mike’s Famous Michigan Bean Dip.

For more information on the Can-Do Kitchen Expo, please contact Lucy Bland at (269) 492-0261 or

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