The Growing Hope Incubator Kitchen provides an accessible space for startup food businesses looking to take their business to the next level. The licensed kitchen is open 24/7 to rent for affordable hourly rates and offers commercial-grade equipment. Growing Hope helps our kitchen renters navigate food safety regulations, licensing and permitting, and facilitates connections to new retail markets.

Would you like to learn more about renting the Growing Hope Incubator Kitchen? Fill out our Kitchen Inquiry Form and we will be in touch!

Were you in business in March 2020 and impacted by Covid?

Learn alternative strategies for growing your food-based business in shared spaces. Our four-part program will involve an intake and coaching session to determine your needs, with monetary support toward meeting your needs, such as commercial kitchen usage, accounting, or marketing support to bolster your operation. Then, you’ll write a proposal for a $5,000 grant to grow your business and report back in June 2023. Review eligibility requirements here. Apply by completing the kitchen inquiry form linked above.

Check out the video below to learn more about one of our kitchen makers, Ferial Rewoldt, owner of Hummus Falafel, and how she uses the kitchen and the Ypsi Area Online Market to prep and sell her delicious Mediterranean food!

Check out our current Incubator Kitchen Makers!

24th Cheesecakerie

24th cheesecakerie is a family owned cheesecake company that offers high quality cheesecakes.

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Beara Bakes

Beara Bakes is a small pop-up bakery located in Ypsilanti Michigan. They specialize in seasonal baked goods and strive to use local good ingredients. You can find them at their monthly bake sale to grab a box of curated baked goodies at Ann Arbor’s The Bar at 327 Braun Court. They also do pop-ups around the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area and whole-sale to local coffee shops.
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EK's Cheesecakes

EK’s Cheesecakes is a local cheesecakerie based in Ann Arbor that offers customizable made to order cheesecakes.

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Ellen's Fine Goods

Ellen’s Fine Goods is a fledgling dessert and cake shop in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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Humusfalafil makes classic Mediterranean food from Turkey to Egypt to North Africa and Greece. You can find them at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, on the shelves of Argus Farm Stop and Sparrow Market in Kerrytown, as well as order their delicious food from the Ypsi Area Online Market.
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JT's Nutri-feast

 JT’s Nutri-feast makes gourmet vegan seasoning blends with no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, as well as vegan deli selections, and vegan cheese sauces.

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Mastodon Farms
Mastodon Farms is a Clayton, Michigan farm that grows produce and raises livestock on pasture with regenerative farming practices. They use our incubator kitchen for processing and packaging flour. 
No Label Juice

No Label Juice produces fresh vegetable and fruit juice & smoothies that are 100% vegan, and made with no artificial syrups or powders.

Nora D’z

Nora D’z offers fresh salads, salmon burgers and salmon bites at their food stand. You can find them at various outdoor events around Washtenaw County, and they are available for catering for small local parties.

Pizza Bobs

Pizza Bob’s offers pizza, salads, subs, and milkshakes! Their store is located in Ann Arbor, but they use our incubator kitchen to make canned salsa.

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Pott Farms

Pott Farms is an ethical, kind, and restorative company committed to using regenerative practices to responsibly produce great CBD. 

Pott Farms is an L3C (low-profit limited liability company) based in Washtenaw County Michigan. Their goal is to increase access to and understanding of hemp-based wellness products, and to produce those hemp products with the utmost care for the land and their community.

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Queen's Sweet Treats

Queen’s Sweet Treats’ mission is to make life a little sweeter by providing the best quality baked goods that are fresh and bring your vision to life. They offer custom cakes, their signature cake push pops and more!

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Thrive Acai

Thrive Acai is Detroit’s premier stop for customizable acai and dragon fruit bowls.

Triple Level Foods

Triple Level Foods works with local family-owned farms and food co-ops to bring quality products directly to their customers. All their foods are from local farms within 100 miles.

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Thank you to Old National Bank, Domino's, and Lake Trust Credit Union for their generous support of the Growing Hope Incubator Kitchen.


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