Goosefoot is working with the Port of South Whidbey to develop a full-service, professionally equipped shared commercial incubator kitchen located on South Whidbey Island,* Washington.
We are a non-profit economic and community development organization working to strengthen our rural economy. Goosefoot is planning for a fully equipped facility available to food processors (makers of jams, sauces, spice blends, etc); bakers; farmers; caterers and others needing a fully-licensed commercial kitchen to make and sell their products in the wholesale and retail markets. Currently, we estimate an hourly rental fee of $12 to $15 depending on equipment used and number of rental hours per month.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
TAKE OUR FOOD BUSINESS LICENSING WORKSHOP
This will help you decide if a food business is for you or what exactly you will need in terms of licenses, etc.
TAKE OUR COMMERCIAL KITCHEN SURVEY HERE!
Let us know what you'd like to produce and how often you think you'll need the kitchen.
TALK TO US!
Contact us with any questions you have.
*Three licensed commercial kitchens currently exist on South Whidbey that are available for rental: Whidbey Island Commercial Kitchen, Lavender Wind Farm, and the Island County Fairgrounds Kitchen. Sometimes individual churches or community centers are available. We encourage you to contact these resources to see if they fit your present needs.
Food Business and General Business Workshops
Our business workshops are repeated on different days and times, making it easier for you to find the time to attend!
If you are new to starting a food business, or are new to Washington State, you will want to attend one of our free food business introductory workshops.We will review the licensing and permitting you may require for your food product/s and the expenses you'll incur before you even use a licensed commercial kitchen.
We also have general workshops that apply to a wide range of businesses and entrepreneurial interests. Free workshops on Business Planning, Marketing, Website Design, and Social Media, are also scheduled.