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 envisions 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 ONE OF OUR WORKSHOPS
This will help you decide if a food business is for you or what exactly you will need in terms of licenses, etc. To make the investment in a licensed commercial kitchen, Goosefoot will need some assurance that there is enough interest.
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 and let us know that yes, you will use a commercial kitchen for approximately ( x ) number of hours per week/month.
*Three licensed commercial kitchens currently exist on South Whidbey that are available for rental: JW Desserts, Lavender Wind Farm, and the Island County Fairgrounds Kitchen. We encourage you to contact them to see if they fit your needs.
Food Business and General Business Workshops
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, Pricing Your Product, and Social Media, are also scheduled.