Featured Portfolios: Week of March 24, 2014

An Airbnb for commercial kitchen space (VIDEO)

  • DETROIT, MICHIGAN — Finding reliable commercial kitchen space can be a drag. Detroit Kitchen Connect aims to make it easier to start a food business by providing the space, equipment and community that every budding food entrepreneur needs to grow their business. [1 - 5]

Love superfruits? Meet the elderberry

  • PITTSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA — Norm's Farm is a family and woman-owned business offering elderberry jams, syrups, extracts as well as cuttings so you can grow your own North American superfruit.  [2 - 5]

Leading the food and tech conversation

  • SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Meesha Halm is "delivering culinary moxie in the digital age". Her work includes content strategy, social media, strategic partnerships and writing the prestigious "Zagat 30 under 30" seen here. [3 - 5]

Silicon Valley's food startup blog (VIDEO)

  • SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA — San Jose Food Blog showcases dining and food startups in the Peninsula. Check out this interview with the founders of lunch delivery service, Kincao. [4-5]

Local meat lockers = more local meat (VIDEO)

  • ITHACA, NEW YORK — The Finger Lakes Meat Project is promoting local meat affordability while preserving small farm viability. The project is building meat lockers, teaching classes and growing a website—the Meat Suite—that offers meat in bulk. [5-5]