New Haven, CT –  The 2020 Food Business Accelerator Farmers’ Market Showcase will take place Saturday, February 22nd 10:30am – 12:30pm at CitySeed’s Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market located at 115 Water St. in New Haven. Food Business Accelerator ventures will showcase their talents and ideas at the farmers’ market! This is a chance for the public to meet the ventures and sample their amazing products. 

Nine ventures were accepted into the 2020 Food Business Accelerator, a partnership between CitySeed and Collab which helps early-stage food entrepreneurs turn their emerging food businesses into thriving ones.

The goal of the Food Business Accelerator is to remove barriers to food entrepreneurship across the state of Connecticut through training, network-building, and access to resources. By working to create economic opportunity for all, CitySeed and Collab aim to contribute to a vision of inclusive growth in our region and strengthen an equitable local food system.

 In the fall, CitySeed and Collab released the Food Business Accelerator application and received 60 applications from more than 100 entrepreneurs. Nine food ventures, with catering, food product line and food truck businesses among them, were selected for this cohort.

Ventures attending the showcase include Flayvers, Khadija’s Sweets, Ms. G’s Tastys, Qi Foods, Razzi’s Eats & Treats, Sherahmad Meerahmad Food Delivery, Wala, and Secrett Sauce. Learn more about the 2020 ventures here.

The Food Business Accelerator by CitySeed and Collab is proudly supported by the Community Economic Development Fund, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention REACH program, Liberty Bank Foundation, Webster Bank, Economic Development Corporation of New Haven, and City of New Haven