Our region’s economic future growth will depend on our ability to improve the productivity of our human capital. Food is a tool to build community partnerships that support people who are making the transition to self-sufficiency.We envision opportunities for culinary training, natural food product sales and food based entrepreneurship that will serve the residents across the Treasure Coast region consisting of Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. Collaboration with private firms
and the region’s secondary, college, university andresearch institutions will leverage regional resources to serve both urban and rural communities. This exciting new facility will assist food producers, processors, marketers, and entrepreneurs as they develop, improve, and promote their food and natural products. Whether a beginning food entrepreneur, or an established company, the staff at the Food Innovation Center will assist you in all phases of product development—from the concept
phase through product development, processing, packaging, and marketing. The Sunshine Kitchen Ventures is sponsored by the Treasure Coast Education, Research & Development Authority located in Ft. Pierce, FL. By sharing facilities and equipment that create value added products for local and regional consumption, the Sunshine Kitchen will reduce the barriers to entry and increase the market opportunities for new startups and local agribusiness innovations.