Garden State Kitchen Blog

ICYMI: Workshop on How to Sell at Pop-ups & Farmers Markets

Did you miss our January workshop? Every winter, we host a lively panel discussion where the pros explain what it takes to sell artisanal food at farmers markets, pop-ups, and events. This year – our fifth – Dawn Estrada of Cake Jars and Rashida Sawyer of Shi’s Cakes & Things shared their experience vending at […]

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We are hosting an open house and bake sale fundraiser for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Come and join us!

Garden State Kitchen – your local ghost kitchen – is hosting an old school bake sale to raise money for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey on Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 11am to 2pm.  Treat yourself and your loved ones to special, locally made sweet and support Garden State Kitchen entrepreneurs at the […]

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7 Best Things That Happened in the Kitchen This Year

Here are seven of the best things that happened in the kitchen this year: #1 Graduations While it’s bittersweet when our members “graduate” from Garden State Kitchen into their own spaces, it’s truly a reason to celebrate their success. Join us in congratulating – and supporting – these businesses who opened doors in 2022: #2 […]

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Need Professional Kitchen Space for the Holidays?

If you own a small food business and are looking for production space, Garden State Kitchen may be a good fit. It is for A’jar Sweet Cream Factory, shown above at their retail location in the American Dream Mall. This family owned and operated dessert-in-a-jar bakery makes creamy sweets from famliy recipes enjoyed for generations. With everything […]

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We’re Grateful for Small Business

With Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday coming up, we’re taking a minute to salute food entrepreneurs everywhere, but especially those who cook at Garden State Kitchen. As a small business ourselves, we get it. We take pride in this community and the incredible food produced 24/7 in our six kitchens. Check out the goods from a […]

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The Kitchen Hosts a Summer Ice Cream Social

Summer means beach days, farmers markets, and lots of ice cream cones. This summer, there’s hot stuff happening here at Garden State Kitchen! We’re welcoming many new faces and saying farewell to some who’ve been with us from the beginning. (Watch this space for their success stories.) We also just hosted an ice cream social […]

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6 Kitchens Ready When You Need Them

With six different kitchens for rent by the hour 24/7/365, we’re here when you need us, for as long as you need us. With no monthly fees or minimums, Garden State Kitchen offers an easy, low-risk way to start or keep your small food business growing. Here’s how some of our members do it:  🚚 […]

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See Who’s Cooking in the Kitchen

All six of our kitchens, from prep to baking to catering, are humming with activity this summer. Here’s what some of our members are up to.  Herbalist Ricardo Da Costa (above), owner and founder of Yogic Chai, rents space to brew his organic masala chai concentrate and package his award-winning loose leaf blends. He launched […]

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Former Pop Star Finds the Sweet Spot in the Kitchen

Meet April Harris, founder and owner of Keeping You Sweet. April joined Garden State Kitchen when she suddenly lost access to the commercial kitchen where she was making her vegan and gluten-free desserts. Losing production space is never great, but when you wholesale to Whole Foods Market, you need an immediate solution. We hear this […]

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A Day in the Kitchen: Garnish Reimagines Overnight Oats

Meet Connor Sterphone and Jared Prince, the partnership behind Garnish. You’ll find their beautiful jars of vegan overnight oats online and at shops and cafes in NJ and NYC, but before that, you’ll see Connor and Jared making their creations at Garden State Kitchen. To meet customer needs, they book the large windowed large prep […]

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