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Grow Benzie: Making It Count

Making It Count


The 8- Week series, Making it Count, is designed to inspire and guide individuals to start their own food product business.  All classes are on Mondays, beginning with a 5:30 pm potluck, and 6:30 pm presentation and Q & A.  Everyone is welcome and may attend at either time.  There is no charge for the evening; donations are welcome.


Future sessions in the series will cover marketing, labeling packaging, insurance, legal concerns, and getting retail ready.  


To receive a brochure of class listings or for more information, contact Deb Query, Director, 231 882 9510,  growbenzie@gmail.com, www.growbenzie.org.


Simone Scarpace of Wee  Be Jammin’

Grow Benzie is featuring Simone Scarpace, founder of “Wee Bee Jammin” as the first of its 8 week series of classes entitled “Making It Count” on Monday, September 9, 2013.

The story of Wee Bee Jammin’, located in Bear Lake, is both inspirational and informative, and will kick off the series.  Simone Scarpace, owner, will share her story from the first idea, to making the product at an incubator kitchen, to having her own store and distribution of her jam line and more.  

Grow Benzie is a community based farmstead dedicated to enriching the lives of children and all Benzie County residents by fostering independence  and self reliance through education in agriculture, nutrition, job training and life skills.  Grow Benzie is located at 5885 M115, Benzonia, MI 49616 and is a 501 3 (c) designated charity.


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