Made in Maine: See what’s cooking at Fork Food Lab

Alicia Bars, a gourmet granola bar company, is among the many startups using kitchen space in Fork Food Lab. Photo by James C. Hardman

The phenomenon of food business incubators has been a boon to small startups, chefs hungry to test out a new service concept, and creative culinary ideas everywhere. And Fork Food Lab in Portland is doing it right – by not just helping newcomers with costs, but by building a community of people who help and support one another through those rocky first years.

FORK FOOD LAB

WHERE: 72 Parris St., Portland

INFO: (207) 558-0881, forkfoodlab.com

HOURS: Tours by appointment

EVENTS: Member Market – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1, packaged goods for sale, ready-to-eat food, beer and wine; First Friday Pop Up Markets – three to five

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