FEAST – Detroit
|About:||Entrepreneur-owned commercial kitchen and processing center|
|Partners:||Northern Initiatives, FEAST Co-Owners Marcia’s Munchies, M&R Ventures, and Scotty O’Hotty with Eastern Market Corporation and Michigan State University Product Center|
Creation of a new processing center, 6 new full-time jobs, and boosted production capacity for local food entrepreneurs
This innovative project will establish a new commercial kitchen and processing center for food entrepreneurs in Southeast Michigan. Located in the town of Inkser, it will be co-owned and serve as a homebase for three established companies in the area: Marcia’s Munchies, Scotty O’Hotty, and M&R Ventures which makes Bleaf all-natural chutneys and Poplettes, a popped sorghum snack. It will also be open to other area food entrepreneurs for processing, co-packing, recipe development, and cooperative buying. Michigan Good Food Fund provided a $180,000 loan through Northern Initiatives in 2017 to purchase equipment for this new processing center. Eastern Market Corporation and Michigan State University Product Center have been core partners bringing this project together and will remain engaged supporting its success.
FEAST Detroit partners at loan closing.