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 Fourth Annual Harvest Festival held September 21 at Woodland Kitchen

 9/19/2013

 Rodee Schneider

 

 

(AURORA, WI)  Food, art and craft lovers are invited to Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s fourth annual Woodland Kitchen Harvest Festival Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This celebration of local food and art is held at the NWTC Woodland Kitchen and Business Incubator, located in Hillcrest Elementary School, 2030 Calvary Drive, Aurora, WI.      

The festival features local food vendors, artists, crafters and exciting activities for the whole family.  At the Kids Craft Corner, kids 10 and under can decorate their own pumpkin and other crafts. Attendees can enjoy free hot apple cider and coffee, sample Woodland Kitchen food vendors’ products, and everyone bringing a non-perishable food item to donate will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card.  Free tote bags will also be available while supplies last.

This year’s attendees will also be greeted by an art display from local students, and can support student scholarships during a chili fundraiser.

“The community support for this event has been astounding,” said Sally Miller-DeCremer, manager of the NWTC – Niagara Regional Learning Center. “Helping individuals start their businesses has been our passion since starting the Woodland Kitchen and Business Incubator. This is great event to showcase the talented entrepreneurs in our area.”

Many of the food vendors participating in the Harvest Festival use NWTC’s Woodland Kitchen and Business Incubator to create, package and distribute their products. Nearly 400 people attended Harvest Fest last year.       

About NWTC’s Woodland Kitchen and Business Incubator

The NWTC Woodland Kitchen and Business Incubator, located in the Town of Aurora, provides aspiring food entrepreneurs services, facilities and expertise to launch their business.  The certified, fully-equipped commercial kitchen provides small scale food entrepreneurs a place to prepare and process their food for consumer purchase. The 3,000 square foot facility is used by growers, food processors, caterers, restaurants, chefs, special event food vendors, and bakers.

NWTC’s Woodland Kitchen also works with entrepreneurs to expand and strengthen their business by providing access to safety training, mentoring, business planning, and marketing expertise.

The general public can also take advantage of the NWTC facility. The College offers a variety of classes in Aurora.

For more information, or to find out how your business can work with the Woodland Kitchen and Business Incubator, contact Sally Miller-DeCremer, NWTC North Regional Learning Center-Niagara coordinator: toll-free, (866) 528-588, (715) 251-3790, or woodlandkitchen@nwtc.edu

 

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