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. Our anticipated opening date is in January 2020.
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 other value added food producers 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 WORKSHOPS
These will provide an overview of what you’ll need to know to make and sell food products in Washington State and how to plan for success.
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 (managed by Cj & Y Decadent Desserts), 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.
Thursday, January 17, 6-8 pm and Saturday, February 9, 10 am - 12 noon
Wednesday, January 23, 6-8 pm; Monday, February 11, 1-3 pm; and Saturday, March 23, 10 am - 12 noon.
If you are new to starting a food business, or are new to Washington State, you will want to attend our introductory food business workshops listed above.
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.
Our business workshops are repeated on different days and times, making it easier for you to find the time to attend!