by Amanda Berhaupt-Glickstein
photo: rendering of 3rd Ward Food Incubator, source: Observer.com
A common challenge among small businesses, and particularly artisanal food entrepreneurs, “is a lack of distribution infrastructure and services” (1), which can limit their growth. Creative professionals, food artisans and investment companies have identified entrepreneurial needs and are successfully addressing challenges faced by budding businesses. In particular, venues geared towards small food producers have opened and allowed businesses to increase production, meet growing demand, and plunge into larger markets (1). As part of the borough series about the food movement within New York City, we explored Brooklyn, NY for supporters of local artisanal food production.