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Happy Spring

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Do you feel the air, the birds are singing “Happy Spring?” Celebrating Easter and all it awesomeness. Whether you celebrate the traditional version or a way that it fits for you. Happy Spring!... READ MORE

Affordable Housing

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Affordable housing has several areas to it, whether it’s builders using city credits or if you want to join the Tiny House Movement. I’ve put together a “Affordable Housing Forum” at the Unitarian... READ MORE

Happy Holidays, 2016

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Happy Holidays to you for 2016! Keep pushing for your dreams and wishes. This christmas tree took two guys 40 hours each to decorate. It reminds me of how often it takes a... READ MORE

Growing Pains

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Growing pains are present in every business, whether you are starting out or expanding we always seek some answers to our problems. Business Incubators are wonderful programs that help Entrepreneurs start, expand and... READ MORE

Small Business Saturday

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American Express founded the Small Business Saturday in 2010, it’s November 28th, this year. This video clip is about Small Business Saturday. THE BUY LOCAL MOVEMENT IS WORKING! Here are some stats, of... READ MORE

Happy Holidays, 2016

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Happy Holidays to you for 2016! Keep pushing for your dreams and wishes. This christmas tree took two guys 40 hours each to decorate. It reminds me of how often it takes a team to develop a business, a project … Continued

Growing Pains

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Growing pains are present in every business, whether you are starting out or expanding we always seek some answers to our problems. Business Incubators are wonderful programs that help Entrepreneurs start, expand and grow their businesses. They provide mentors, workshops … Continued

Small Business Saturday

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American Express founded the Small Business Saturday in 2010, it’s November 28th, this year. This video clip is about Small Business Saturday. THE BUY LOCAL MOVEMENT IS WORKING! Here are some stats, of which came from Balle Be a Localist. … Continued

More GMO’s are on their way

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More GMO’s are on their way as eating local is going to be a challenge if the TPP passes. As we go into Thanksgiving with the day to day menu planning and deciding what we are going to eat. Turkey … Continued

10 Ways to Get More Customers

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10 Ways to Get More Customers, investors, fans and the like it’s a challenge for most small businesses. There are many solutions to this problem, however what I find is sometimes, a new idea comes up and we instantly discount … Continued

Your Wages are now a Commodity

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Yes, your wages are now a commodity – you’ve likely figured out, that you are becoming poorer not richer. Marco Vangelisti The less companies have pay in wages the more money they make and the less you make. Sounds about … Continued

It’s Coop Month

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It’s Coop Month are you ready to join one? Co-ops are everywhere! They provide nearly every good and service imaginable, and they are a great choice for buying local and keeping jobs in the community. This video is from the … Continued

Happiness at the Food Tasting

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Happiness at the food tasting and networking event is coming up on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. A year from now what will you be saying? When you specifically ask for a tasting where your buyers can come to you to … Continued

Want more customers?

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If you want more customers, then you need to think, act and do from outside the box. Don’t limit your possibilities by saying no all the time. Practice saying YES more often. Even though I have this fabulous idea of … Continued

Meet SASS

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Meet SASS, it’s the name of Zena’s popular Sassy Almond-Sesame Sauce and her Sassy Peanut-Sesame Sauce. Really looking forward in tasting and getting some of her Peanut sauce. (no soy) Wrong – Wheatless Soy there is Soy oil. She’ll be … Continued

Meet Cynthia at ToliverWorks

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Meet Cynthia at ToliverWorks she’s the Chef and owner of ToliverWorks Food. She’ll be at the Pop-up Tasting on Sept 29, 2015. As a full food production, full-service catering company that provides delectable, healthy food and specializes in vegan and … Continued

Farmer+Chef+Producer Tasting Pop-Up

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Farmer+Chef+Producer Tasting Pop-up is coming up please share the event with your friends. Download the PDF here.. FarmerChefProducer.pdf It’s the same as the picture in the post. We have some great things lined up..for everyone.. still working on the final … Continued

Pop-Up Tasting

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One the things that Food Start-ups asked for a pop-up tasting event so the food producers could reach out to more customers at one time, rather than individually. Joe over at The Craftsman and I met, to discuss the pop-up … Continued

What’s happening with the Kitchen?

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What’s happening with The Kitchen?  The Food Producer Coop is going to continue, as long as people want to help make it happen. The tree represents the community..each branch is vibrant, colorful, strong, fruitful, prosperous shining together. After a year I … Continued

10 Ways to Invest in Marketing

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These 10 ways to invest in marketing your food business. If you aren’t marketing your business services and products, then who knows about you and what your offer? Every business needs to be promoted and implement a marketing strategy to … Continued

Creating an Incubator

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Creating an incubator for the Producer Cooperative it’s a Membership based organization, based on the idea of supporting and providing resources for Food Startups. When we can assist heart-centered Food Entrepreneurs to help them to build a foundation for their … Continued

Growing the Local Food Economy

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In growing the local food economy, Cooperatives are becoming the old to new structure that is uprising. Why choose a cooperative model? Here’s a bit of history at the end of the Civil War and the transition to peacetime economic … Continued

Food Labels: FDA Requires Them

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Food labels, FDA requires them. They are very important when starting a food business, implementing best business practices. It’s important to plan out a strategy that will help your business move forward. This strategy includes analyzing all the costs of … Continued

Share Fair coming to you soon..

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Share Fair coming to you soon in your community, it’s a peer to peer sharing fest. Thank you Rani Jayakumar and Peter Ruddock for putting together the Faire Share. The quarterly Share Faire is a gathering to promote sharing of … Continued

How to Scale up with a Co-packer

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Are you making the product yourself? How to scale up your food product with a co-packer. You got an idea for a product, every night you are making it on your stove. You may have help or you are doing … Continued

Why Freight Containers are Trending

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Why freight containers are trending is that they are recyclable and sustainable containers. They are becoming the best homes for the homeless or people who want to live off grid and for food businesses. The picture above is a brew … Continued

Pivoting is Good

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Since deciding that pivoting is good, it’s been a busy couple of weeks. The dust is settling, letting people fall away as they need to – and asking people to re-commit to the cause. People are shifting, so are ideas, … Continued

7 Places to get Support for Food Startups

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Here are 7 places to get support for food startups, came to me as I was thinking how can we support them? At Food 4 Social Change, we haven’t been able to establish a commercial kitchen yet. We host monthly … Continued

Benefits of being in a Collective

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There are many benefits of being in a collective, a coop and collective are used interchangeably. The differences between the two are: A collective is a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue … Continued

Ready to join a Kitchen/Maker Cooperative?

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Are you ready to join a kitchen/maker cooperative? We are blazing the trail in developing an eco-system to support food producers. By being a member of the kitchen/maker cooperative, you’ll have the opportunity to use the kitchen and take advantage … Continued

Serving food startups is through a cooperative model

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Serving food startups is through a cooperative model, this will help entrepreneurs go to scale when collaborating and working together. On a google alert I have this is a great article written about the 5 questions for food startups. by … Continued

Worker Cooperatives

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Social Forum had a workshop about worker cooperatives. Recover our economy by promoting cooperation and economic democracy. The weekend on April 17 & 18th, was very informative and how various locations in the world including the USA are recovering economically. … Continued

Pop Ups are One of the Best Ideas

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Pop Ups are one of the best ideas to explore and expand your food business, and when you add food it brings many more people together. Eventbrite just came out with a study about Pop-up’s of why they are so … Continued

How can Hackathons help Food Startups?

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How can Hackathons help food startups? We hear about Hackathons, have you asked yourself what are they? I started asking around what they are and wondered if they could work for us. Image credit plus.google.com Once again if you have … Continued

Support our Vision of Creating Jobs

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Support our vision of creating jobs, assisting food entrepreneurs to launch AND to end poverty. Help us to fund this project.. Here’s why it’s important: Just hit, CBS news if the video doesn’t pop up. The Co-working Kitchen Incubator is … Continued

Out of the Box into Stand Up Packaging

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 From out of the box into Stand Up Packaging, this seems to be a trend to go in this direction for snack foods. Start with #1 and work your way to #3, I have samples if you would like to … Continued

Talk about regrouping

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Talk about regrouping.. as you know we have a Indiegogo campaign going on for the Kitchen Incubator. It’s been challenging, let me tell you, even though I have people who said they’ll help me, some have some are well it’s … Continued

Making a Difference in Your Community

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By making a difference in your community doesn’t take a lot to be part of something bigger than yourself. There are many diverse communities that host and seek out people capable of thinking up, planning and executing great ideas. The … Continued

Why Start a Co-Working Kitchen?

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Why start co-working kitchen? With a business development program it will lead to positive impact in the local community. Image by Annarbor The benefits of a co-working kitchen outweighs the $$ (financial) cost not building one. Not only will it … Continued

Creating Success One Business at a Time

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Food 4 Social Change, is doing it’s best by creating success one business at a time. By giving a space where food entrepreneurs can grow. Food 4 Social Change is bringing the idea to incubate food startups in the East … Continued

Help us to Achieve your Dreams

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Are you seeking a commercial kitchen? Where? If you are, help us to help you to achieve your dreams of being a Food Start-up, in SF, CA It’s actually too expensive to even consider starting a food business. You know, … Continued

A Food Hack to Save Your Food

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Fixit, has a food hack to save your food. it’s a list that will show you easily how long you can keep your food from going bad. This photo comes from their blog. Source: Fix.com I never could figure out … Continued

People who are making a difference

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People who are making a difference. While I’ve been meeting with possible partners, collaborators for our Social Causes and programs. Anna Rico is the owner of San Jose Crepes Co. we spent some time getting to know each other – … Continued

What Qualities Makes a Good Founder?

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The question of what qualities makes a good Founder has risen a few times. They need to be passionate, courageous, persistant, creative and be willing to adopt as they grow their business. In our group conversation the discussion was what … Continued

7 Different Ways to End Hunger

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The 7 different ways to end hunger was intended to write a post about culinary skill training and what I found where a variety of ways to end hunger. Ending hunger is really the end result. Photo credit 1. About … Continued

About the Cottage Laws California – Conversation Cafe

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Looking forward to this conversation about Cottage Laws California, at the Conversation Cafe, on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Peter Ruddock is a sustainable advocate and a small business consultant. His work is to create a more sustainable world by changing … Continued

Starting a Food Business in CA

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Starting a food business in CA is a little overwhelming as there are so many things you need to consider. It will depend upon your strategy and structure in which you would like to begin with, this will determine what’s … Continued

Conversation Cafe for Food Entrepreneurs

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Conversation Cafe for Food Entrepreneurs came up about how can we help support other food start-ups, and about expanding our vision. Image by www.dailygood.org. Most MeetUps are about networking and education, which is good except how often do you really … Continued

My Kitchen Incubator Journey

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My Kitchen Incubator Journey..is about sharing my challenges, lessons and wins this past year. My friend Denay Davis of Charlotte Pie Authority has challenged me to write about my journey of building a Kitchen Incubator. I have the vision, the … Continued

The Sharing Economy is for innovators

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The people involved in the Sharing Economy is for innovators, they see how things could be better and will make a shift to do something better. Did you know there is a Sharing Economy Association? The Sharing Economy Association (Singapore) … Continued

8 Leading Food Organizations for 2015

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Here are 8 leading food organizations trending for 2015, these organizations are fighting for people’s right to food. Farm Hack – Farm Hack is an open-source community that aims to develop, document, and build appropriate, affordable, and adaptable technology for … Continued

Taste with Kevin Longa

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This video is a pre-view of the show “Taste with Kevin Longa.” A food entrepreneur Chef Matthew Dolan is teaching Thunder.” A documentary series uncovering the true stories of food entrepreneurs around the world. Premiering in 2015. Thunder is learning … Continued

Is Paleo Food Movement new?

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Have you heard the new rage? I ask myself is Paleo Food movement new? According to Sandi Clifford wrote many believe it is the caveman diet that is best suited to humans. Read the resources we’ve gathered here to decide … Continued

How to create Social Change

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How can we create social change that makes a difference? This is certainly one of my values, the idea of making a positive change for all. Grassroots collaboration begins with people and their communities to make decisions that will impact … Continued

How do I Participate in a Food Cluster

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You’ve heard of a food cluster.. many people ask how do I participate in a food cluster? It just seems to be so big and broad – where, what and how… Every local food business is an important part of … Continued

The Sustainability Community on Twitter

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The Sustainability Community on Twitter, is a list from List.ly. It’s a site where you can develop lists of various topics. To help you reach out, follow and share content. [listly id=”FaN” layout=”full” show_header=”true” show_author=”true” show_sharing=”true” show_tools=”true” per_page=”25″] I was … Continued

A Survey for the Food Startup Community

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A survey to find out what’s important in for you in the food startup community. A community only grows when one is heard and the promises are delivered. Here’s the survey, I’m asking you to fill out. It’s just a … Continued

Join the Food Movement for Farm Workers

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Why join the Food Movement for farm workers? Do really we need organizations to inform business people about fair wages, treatment of people? Where have we gone wrong that people are getting mistreated? We all need to be treated with … Continued

Food Trucks have exploded in SF

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Food Trucks have exploded in SF and the bay area. Some people even thought they were just a fad and they’ll go away. They haven’t. They are booming. Employees race out to the streets for lunch when the food trucks … Continued

Would you rather be protected or rejected?

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The question of what kind of health certification do I need? What will happen if I don’t have one? Would you rather be protected or rejected? First of all, you don’t want to have any run ins’ with the Health … Continued

Are you ready for the Venture Capitalists Food Start-ups?

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With food incubators and accelerators becoming more popular, are you ready for the Venture Capitalists food startups? Venture Capitalists are getting more willing to help finance food-startups. “The No. 1 thing V.C.’s are looking for are scalable and repeatable, high-margin … Continued

Nothing is impossible it just takes action

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Nothing really is impossible, it just takes action, what one person can do to make a difference. With Silver David Cameron and Shel Horowitz. Shel Horowitz Shel Horowitz has spoken to numerous environmental conferences, academic institutions, professional associations, and business … Continued

How to scale up a recipe

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How to scale up a recipe came up on the weekend. A spice company is working with a co-packer and the recipe just isn’t working out right. What a great topic to write about. When I was making pies, I … Continued

6 Alternative Places to Get Money

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The 6 alternative places to get money for food startups were found at the “Here’s the Money Business Expo.” On Saturday, October 18th about 100 people attended this expo to help businesses where to get the money. Since I have … Continued

Why doesn’t the richest valley have a food cluster?

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Why doesn’t the richest valley in the world have a food cluster? They create economic stability in our local communities. Just in California alone, a Food cluster is worth $90 Billion, so why aren’t more food hubs or clusters financially … Continued

Do you like to eat?

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Here are 10 Reasons to invest in a Kitchen Hub especially if you like to eat. If you like to eat, we all need to support our local producers and our economy at some level. I’ve envisioned this kitchen for … Continued

Let’s grow the Kitchen Hub

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Your support is very much appreciated please share the BUZZ campaign. Lets grow the Kitchen Hub and to gain members, reach out to our customers and other partners. Please share our Buzz, thank you! The kind of project that I … Continued

6 Ways to raise money for your food startup

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When we are about to venture off into our food projects – we think about how can we get help in getting money, people and resources for our businesses I found 6 ways to get money. Fundavision Marshall Childs is … Continued

Why Cooperatives are so popular

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There is a reason why cooperatives are so popular, it’s just helps grow the local economy. You would be surprised to discover the wide variety of cooperatives there are. Cooperatives are typically based on the cooperative values of “self-help, self-responsibility, … Continued

Building a sustainable economic development community

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By Building a sustainable Economic Development Community, fills a critical gap in a region or local area where private developers find too risky. Take for example, As I work with brokers to help me to find a commercial space to … Continued

How can we promote our labor in sustainable ways

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How can we promote our labor in sustainable ways? Ethical consumption not only promotes organic locally sourced food, it’s also about our labor. Are we being looking at the long range effects of sustainability? When it come to labor we … Continued

Facing Economic Challenges

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Writing this post, I discovered the hope and despair for people who are facing economic challenges for in our communities and for Food Entrepreneurs. Sometimes there just seems to be so much despair in some parts of of the country. … Continued

Why do food entrepreneurs fail?

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Food Entrepreneurs fail because someone may say to them, this is a delicious dish, can I have the recipe or you ought to sell this. Great suggestions, except most entrepreneurs don’t realize there is a business component to get started … Continued

Tuesday Soup

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Tuesday Soup is a great way to come out to support your local community by simply giving a pledge or donation for a cause or an idea. It’s  a micro-granting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects. For a donation or … Continued

Good Food Web

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The Good Food Web is a community-driven online platform to build a resilient, good food economy. We connect farmers, food entrepreneurs, investors, advocates and eaters to educational resources, best practices and expert advisors. Find the people and the information you … Continued

The Adventures of Leasing

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The adventures and an update of leasing space for Food 4 Social Change’s Kitchen Incubator in San Leandro, CA. At the Gate, it’s a no go.

How about a crowdsourcing restaurant?

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Perry Dube is driving a crowdsourcing restaurant and bar in Oakland. I met him at our Food Entrepreneur Business Networking group. The Oaktown Shire Project is a campaign for a bar and restaurant that will be located in the city … Continued

What’s next?

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What’s next? There are so many great people who want to be a part of Food 4 Social Change as we move forward, I am so excited of all it’s possibilities. a href=”http://food4socialchange.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/f4sclogo.2014.jpg”> There’s a few key things we need … Continued

A Bold and Vibrant Community

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There is much to write about..the beginning for the Bold and Vibrant Business Community for Food Entrepreneurs, it got started on May 20, 2014. Everyone really enjoyed everyone’s company and who and what we represent. Everyone is in for the … Continued

Follow the Money or Honey?

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Follow the Money or should it be follow the Honey. Why are we killing the bees? Image taken from www.public-domain-image.com You would think what with Monsanto’s Honeybee Advisory Council, and Bayer’s Bee Care Centers, the world’s largest pesticide-makers would be … Continued

Kitchen Rentals in the Bay area

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In my research for commercial kitchen rentals in the bay area. Here are 7 of them. If you know of one that is not listed please let me know. The challenge of course for Food Entrepreneurs to Startup, is the … Continued

What are Hackathons?

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Ever wonder what are Hackathons? I had no idea what Hackathons were, much less what they can do for Foodies. According, from wikipedia they say: “Occasionally, there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day and … Continued

What is Food Justice?

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If you are like me, you have likely heard about this term Food Justice for a while and wondered what it is? I decided I would investigate it. Since starting a steering committee for the Kitchen Incubator, I now see … Continued

Micro Businesses

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Micro Businesses are bigger than you think.. With the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, AEO embarked on a two-year study to build the data and the evidence base that documents the economic impact of microbusiness in the United … Continued

It’s here – Kindness Week

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Kindness week is here, it ought to be everyday and every week, right now it’s from February 9 to the 16th. Random Acts of Kindness just put out this new video it’s their message of why you really ought to … Continued

Food Manufacturers

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Food manufacturers are a key component of any City’s economy with many success stories. This sector has been a source of steady growth in the local economy since the recession; in 2011, food manufacturers have generated an estimated $2.9 billion … Continued

Kitchen Incubation

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As the local movements are happening to support food businesses, Food 4 Social Change is moving forward with Kitchen Incubation. One of the many challenges of Incubator is a model that they can be supported financially. There are facility costs, … Continued

Healing the World with Moringa

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Can we possibly collaborate by healing the world with Moringa? Through nutrition, clean water and it can eliminate many of the dis-eases in the world. Recently connected with Greg Marsh, Founder BYKA Group who is working with several country wide … Continued

Farm to School Programs

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Every state in the US has many Farm to School programs. It’s been proven many times over in order for kids to overcome obesity a connection the mother earth needs to be made. In order for the children to make … Continued

The Benefits of a Community Kitchen

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The many benefits of a Community Kitchen, from supporting food Entrepreneurs, the local economy, to boost local job creation, diversify the local economy to name a few. Community Kitchens also transfer ideas and technology from universities or companies,” says CIAS … Continued

Grass-Roots Micro-Granting

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How to get creative funding and how you can create a grass roots micro-granting event. A neighborhood based in Chicago got an idea to explore different ways to get funding for their projects and start-ups. Incubate Chicago was started. What … Continued

The Good Life Movement

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Another great experience of having a conversation with a new LinkedIn connection. Was told about the good life movement. I hopped over to their website to check it out. I just had to share this with you.. Good Life Project™ … Continued

Say Yes on I-522

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Say Yes no I-522, this bill is asking that our food is labelled, even with GMO ingredients or not. We only have until Tuesday November 5th to vote. This bill is so important, if we are really going to start … Continued

Living on Purpose

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When I arrived here in SF, Ca, I knew I came to launch Food 4 Social Change, would be my living on purpose. I knew what I want to do with it, I’ve just have been having trouble putting it … Continued

Reviving Fremont’s Agricultural Heritage

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Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont (LEAF) helps connect people with the land, and is reviving Fremont’s agricultural heritage. For the past year, girl scouts in troop #31916, led by Deb Fuller and Debbie Mannia, have grown produce in the circular … Continued

Whole Foods is Giving Back

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Some of the wonderful things that Whole Foods in doing in Giving Back, is a program where they give 1% of their sales to non-profit organizations. You can read more about their community giving programs Why would you want to … Continued

What’s your BIG Dream?

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What’s your BIG dream? My BIG dream, was in 2001, when I wanted to change the world with “World Kindness.” I worked with several people, committees, sponsors and volunteers to produce Kindness Conferences. This is how I got Heart@Work launched. … Continued

Why Homelessness Scares Us

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What makes us so scared about being homeless? The unknown. It also makes the people who care about us to be uncomfortable, so they avoid us. If people are near being homeless because a loss of their home, foreclosure, a … Continued

Whole Foods Producer Loan Program

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Did you know Whole Foods have a producer loan program? I noticed this while I was at the Art & Wine Festival in Fremont, CA last weekend. There are some other places where you can find loans and grants. While … Continued

Making a Legacy for Social Change

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Meet Ani Davidson produces The Legacy of Change a radio show about social change. Ani scouts for Social Change Entrepreneurs like me who are making a legacy for Social Change to interview. I was so honored to be interviewed this … Continued

Profits before People – Plan B

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Recently The B Team launched their cause of changing the business model that there is out there now..Profits before people, called Plan B This is nothing new, however I am glad to see that a few of leaders of bigger … Continued

What nourishment are you giving?

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What nourishment are you giving and providing to yourself and your community? Food 4 Social Change is about Food, Spiritual, Kindness and all the things that will help us to be better human beings. When we look after ourselves we … Continued

Are you ready to fix the world?

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“The Fix The World Organization” (FTW) will provide the essential services necessary to implement planet changing projects and then use the profits from these projects to fund other humanitarian projects that help the needy and heal the planet. Naima Feagin, … Continued

How can Food 4 Social Change Benefit You?

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One of the many ways of Food 4 Social Change is going to help you as a business owner is to grow your business. A few months ago a gal that I knew what to go out and be a … Continued

How to do Container Gardening

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How to do container gardening. Leaf Center, had a demo on how to get started if you only have a patio or balcony and you want to grow some vegetables. Donald Sutman who is the owner of Yummy Tummy Farms, … Continued

Take Action – Reject the King Amendment

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On Wednesday, May 15, the House Ag Committee passed the King Amendment, a measure some say could take away states’ rights to label GMOs. If the King Amendment survives to the final version of the Farm Bill 2013, and is … Continued

Get Customers Through BitCoins

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Did you know Bitcoin is a $1 Billion dollar currency on line? You could even get funded or paying customers by accepting Bitcoin. Bitcoins is a virtual currency. It’s an open source, peer to peer digital currency. Processing few are … Continued

The South African Food Co.

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Continuing to interview and write about Social Change Entrepreneurs who are making a difference. Let me tell you about South African Food Company in the United Kingdom. Jana and I did a Hangout on Friday last week and whatever happened, … Continued

Shameless Capitalists

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Six years ago, a group of friends got together to figure out how we could advance our causes. We called ourselves Shameless Capitalists. Back then, people thought we were politicians, we said NO, we are working on advancing our causes, … Continued

Fixing Our Future

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Fixing the Future inspires hope and renewal in a people overwhelmed by an economic collapse. For more information, visit Fixing our Future Co-operatives, time banks (a form of bartering), credit unions and community banks are ways that people are coming … Continued

About Win Charles

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Win Charles is an Artist, she is a published author and a very talented woman. I admire her bravery. I hope you enjoy the conversation. I Win book you can buy it from Amazon. Win is off doing her Triathlon … Continued

Can your $1 contribution create a Big Business?  

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Crowdfunding is the latest way to get your business or project funded. Can your $1 contribution create a Big Business?  YES, with crowdfunding. I attended a VLab event yesterday, it was very interesting. Interesting to the fact that even from … Continued

The History of Co-operatives

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The history of co-operatives, began by The Rochdale Pioneers Society began in 1844. The idea was formed to help merchants to get their products and services recognized and sold. Rochdale Pioneers were simple, transformed the producer/consumer relationship, this created economic … Continued

Are you Aware of the Home Cottage Laws?

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Most people are not aware of the Home Cottage Laws. Are you a baker? Did you know you may qualify to bake at home? It depends what state you are in and what you do. These laws have come into … Continued

Join the Marketing Cooperative for Social Change Entrepreneurs

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Since launching Food 4 Social Change, people read about what we are going to accomplish and now you can join the Marketing Cooperative with Food 4 Social Change. Let me do some clarifying, until I have the partners, collaborators together … Continued

Get Ready to start a Garden

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While searching for tools and ways to get ready to start a garden, I discovered Gardens for Humanity and several other resources. Permaculture is it’s original name, humans cannot flourish without eating. Permaculture is based on these principles. Take care … Continued

It’s time to Plant your own Garden..just like

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Where the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys. Something wrong about this. It’s time to Plant your own Garden. My friend Faith Barnard shared this TED talk with me, I just had to share with you the story … Continued

Be the Change: Become a B Corp

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When you become a B Corp, you are joining a global movement of entrepreneurs using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab serves these entrepreneurs through three interrelated initiatives that provide them the legal infrastructure … Continued

I am not a farmer.

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I am not a farmer, says Stephen Ritz a teacher growing green in the South Bronx. Recently someone posted his TEDx talk on a Facebook group. I watched this, and thought right on! What an inspiration Stephen is getting his … Continued

How can we Disrupt the Food Industry?

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Many new organic food companies are doing it, let’s see how we can disrupt the food industry. Kirsten founded Revolution Foods in 2005 with Kristin Groos Richmond, to provide equal access to healthy food for all school children. Kirsten continues … Continued

Farm to School Gardens

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Farm to School Gardens are becoming a fabulous program to teach children about where food comes from and to eat better. The National Farm to School Network sprouted from the desire to support community-based food systems, strengthen family farms, and … Continued

Where to Find Seed Capital

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Where to find seed capital for your Social Change business, I found three places. Slow Money Slow Money is bringing people together around a shared vision about what it means to be an investor in the 21st Century:

It starts with … Continued

Podcast: Gratitude Gourmet

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Gratitude Gourmet was founded by Mary Vincent. Gratitude Gourmet is a Fun Sustainable Lifestyle Media & eCommerce Destination. Gratitude Gourmet was founded in May 2008: to share news on globally innovative, practical and sustainable agriculture programs and practices, and empower the … Continued

Benjamin the Garden Coach

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Benjamin is a Garden Coach, will help you to grow your own garden. He is the Founder of Grow Your Lunch He primarily is working with schools to teach children about the earth, where food comes from, about working in … Continued

Becoming a Social Change Agent

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Following Tommy Dionisio is the Chief Sustainability Officer, of Nuema and a Social Change Agent. As I have been interviewing Social Change Leaders I have learned a lot from people. Take Timonthy Dionisio Chief Sustainability Officer of Neuma. He spent … Continued

Recipes a Dollar on a Day

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Claudia Strasbaugh and her volunteers at Dinner on a Dollar, do a great job in posting recipes that you can make a meal for one or two dollars. I was introduced to Claudia from Gary who I just met through … Continued

Making Profits from the Kitchen

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Making Profits from the Kitchen, is a creation of Denay’s who helps people get the home based business laws changed. I had a group on Facebook for HomeBased Bakers, as I was following the Home Cottage Law in Arizona. People … Continued

Are you Frustrated?

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Are you frustrated? Are you so passionate about something and you want to change it? As you know I have been doing interviews of business owners who are making a difference or having a mission with their businesses. They usually … Continued

Podcast: Shel Horowitz & Kindness

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This interview is with Shel Horowitz, it’s based on Kindness and how Kindness plays a role when we are in business. We talk about how kindness makes a difference and you can get the book either on Kindle or find … Continued

Making Dreams Happen

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Making Dreams Happen is what Juliette is doing and Helice is making her dreams unfold. A Podcast is with two wonderful gals who are making their dreams happen. It’s time to dream and begin what you are called here to … Continued

Making a Shift into Social Change

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The shift is to think yourself as a Leader into Social Change. How can you serve? If you don’t know what your purpose is yet – Ask yourself “How may I serve?” When you decide to shift yourself into Social … Continued

Social Change Are you one of the 99 percent?

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Social Change: Are you one of the 99 percent? It saddens me when there are so many people who are homeless in the USA. The voice of the people who are homeless are not being heard. They are falling through … Continued

Inspiring Leaders – Jeff Klein

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In my quest to find other likeminded Social Change Agents or business owners who are embracing this new emerging trend. I’ve started to interview other Inspiring Leaders. Being a Social Change Entrepreneur is not new, other than there are just … Continued

Building a Community

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Building a community is like a tree, when you co-create, or join a group that supports your passion like Food 4 Social Change does, then everyone will learn and support each other. I really painted this tree as a visual, … Continued

Conscious Food

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Conscious food, means co-creating through the community gardens, Food 4 social change will help you with this. Our food supply is being controlled by many factors. If you aren’t willing to change or get involved in your own food supply … Continued

Non-GMO Foods

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Start voting with your wallet. If there is one environmental cause you need to support consider fighting for good food, this means Non-GMO food.  If we don’t have good food, then the rest is history. Want to know more? I … Continued

Moving Social Change

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Moving Social Change is very much like a Social Movement. It’s when people come together to create change as they don’t like the way things are know or they know there has to be a better way of being. According … Continued

Happy Spring

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Do you feel the air, the birds are singing “Happy Spring?” Celebrating Easter and all it awesomeness. Whether you celebrate the traditional version or a way that it fits for you. Happy Spring! Along with spring comes an abundant time … Continued

Affordable Housing

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Affordable housing has several areas to it, whether it’s builders using city credits or if you want to join the Tiny House Movement. I’ve put together a “Affordable Housing Forum” at the Unitarian Universalist (UU) in Fremont, CA. I went … Continued

Getting OverWhelmed with Ordering?

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If you are getting overwhelmed with ordering you need to give BlueCart a run. it’s a service for vendors and sales reps. For example if you are a food start-up or restaurant you may find yourself spending hours putting in … Continued

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