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$700 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 44 months
My name is Kia McQueary. I am a certified Food Processor in Grants Pass, Oregon, where I make my own hand made, FDA approved, Flavored Mustards and Jams. I started doing this just as a hobby in my home kitchen, mianly for family and friends. I had always thought about opening a kitchen, but with two children in college and a family to support there wasnt enough time or money. After many compliments and "You should sell these!" comments, I deciced, at the ripe old age of 61, I would do it! So I opened my own Kitchen and called it Kia's Kitchen.

I have been somewhat successful, selling jars at a local farmers market on saturdays and spending the other 6 days a week processing, labeling and preparing. This basically covers the cost of supplies and not much else.

Inorder to pay rent for kitchen space I had to open it up to more processors, there are now 3 other certified processors working and producing their products in Kia's Kitchen. I have an amazing opportunity to that will allow space for 10-12 more processors to produce their product, as well as allow for retail space, education space and a small Cafe, that will help us all achieve our dreams of selling our products to the public daily.

This is a relatively new type of business model, in that what the processors produce in our kitchen will also be sold in the retail section, and if they wish, they may also have their product available for on site eating in the Cafe. There will be an education space, where I and the other processors will teach classes on food preservation and different types of cooking classes.

This is a new and developing idea for the small food processor, starting their own kitchen is very costly and difficult to get certified. Kia's Kitchen is already certified but now funding is needed inorder to outfit the new kitchen space to opperable standards. While the potential space is adequate there are several aspects that need to be brought up to code; ie: flooring, electrical, plumbing, and equipment is also needed.

I thank you and appreicate your support in this endevour. Your donations will help open a larger and more productive commercial kitchen, amply named, "Proudly Made" in Grants Pass, Oregon.
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Kia's Kitchen is moving right along. Got the key to the new space and today Hubby and I went and picked up some Craig's list appliance finds.

I am so excited and thankful to Fiona Bean for giving so much support to this expanded kitchen project. If any others of you would like to donate 10-20-50 or even 100 dollars as some have done please do. We still have flooring and ceiling and some plumbing to get through and of course lots and lots and lots of elbow grease.

Thank you friends and please support and share this post.
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Kia's Kitchen is growing tremendously. I am so excited by the support from our GoFundMe campaign donors, thank you again for all of your support. Troon Vineyards, here in Grants Pass, just ordered another 2 cases and sales at Fiona Bean continue at a happy pace! This 100 degree weather has slowed down the foot traffic at Growers Market but good things are still happening there.

I want to thank you all for your continued support and I just know that the new kitchen will be an amazing success!!
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Word about the growing kitchen, I'm happy to say, is spreading. I had 5 processors contact me about renting a space in the little Kitchen before the GoFundMe project, which is where I got the idea to expand. Since the GoFundMe campaign started I have had 6 more processors get in touch.
We have: a cheese cake lady, a pie guy, a guy who makes salad dressing, a caterer, a farmer with fresh veggies for sale, a guy who makes his own goat cheeses from his own goats, a bread baker, (sorry not gluten free), and an organic ice cream maker; this is some goooood ice cream.
So lets keep the happy thoughts flowing and we'll hopefully be able to put all these people in the new expanded kitchen!! Thank you so much and please spread this far and wide.
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Kia McQueary
43 months ago

Hi Rafael. Your message just came through. Where are you? You can contact me at the kitchen. 541 479 3998. Not sure about distribution yet. Need to see targets and range Thank you for your interest. Kia

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Rafael Duenas
43 months ago

I am a small entrepreneur I have a small distribution company I want to to see if I can invest in this lady's work or I can distribute them to stores myself just want to start with something small and work my way up please contact me thank you

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Raised by 10 people in 44 months
Created July 1, 2014
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Kellie McQueary
43 months ago

Good Luck!

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43 months ago
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Denyce Best
43 months ago

Good Luck

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Sheri Murphy
43 months ago

I'm supporting this and putting my money where my mouth is....and I encourage others to do the same!! It's going to be a great place to launch new food processors and start serving Murf's Marvelous Pancakes again!!

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44 months ago
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44 months ago
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44 months ago
Kia McQueary
43 months ago

Hi Rafael. Your message just came through. Where are you? You can contact me at the kitchen. 541 479 3998. Not sure about distribution yet. Need to see targets and range Thank you for your interest. Kia

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Rafael Duenas
43 months ago

I am a small entrepreneur I have a small distribution company I want to to see if I can invest in this lady's work or I can distribute them to stores myself just want to start with something small and work my way up please contact me thank you

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