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Cooperative Extension commercial kitchen now available for use in Lockport

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County’s shared-use commercial kitchen is now open for business.

The Western New York Food Incubator will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday inside the 4-H Training Center, at 4487 Lake Ave. in the town of Lockport.

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the commercial kitchen space, watch live food demonstrations and learn about the variety of business-support services and resources offered to program members.

“In addition to providing food entrepreneurs with a shared-use kitchen to make their product while minimizing their business costs, we offer a wide range of services to our clients,” Niagara County Extension Executive Director Cathy Maloney said in a news release. “Whether they need help sourcing local ingredients, developing a profitable business plan or marketing their product, we’re here to help.”

The incubator – made possible through funding from the Grigg Lewis, East Hill and WNY foundations,  as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture – supports to food entrepreneurs including farmers, food truck operators and caterers. Learn more at cceniagaracounty.org and become a program member by calling 433-8839 or emailing app27@cornell.edu.

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