Our licensed and state-certified commercial kitchen is available for entrepreneurs to produce value-added food products that can be sold online and through retail and wholesale markets. Grow Benzie is a non-profit organization committed to small business initiatives that help our community, helping entrepreneurs get started or to expand their existing food businesses without the costly initial investment in equipment and facilities. This 1,500 sq ft kitchen includes 24-hour access and locked pantry storage for ingredients and products.

SUPPORT SERVICES INCLUDE: marketing, food safety, business, planning, insurance, labeling, licensing, and more.


  • Two Convection Ovens
  • Six-Burner Range and Oven
  • 20-gallon Steam Kettle
  • 11.5” VacMaster Vacuum Sealer
  • Industrial Dishwasher
  • 30-quart Hobart Mixer
  • Volumetric Dry Filler
  • Digital Scale
  • Refrigerators & Freezers
  • Stainless Steel Tables & Racks
  • Pots, Pans, Mixing Bowls & Smallwares

Located 30 miles from Traverse City and Manistee, 1 mile west of the corners of US-31 and M-115 in Benzonia, 49616