Monday, January 25, 2010

Food Entpreneurs: The Kale Chip Factory

I've long thought it would be pretty darn awesome to have your own food business. Alas I've never hit upon a winning idea (well a winning idea that earns actual income), but I thought I'd start an occasional series featuring other food entrepreneurs who've found some success.

First up is Amy Hamberry, a Brooklynite who along with her health food shop owner husband, started making kale chips when their provider proved too difficult to work with. Necessity is the mother of invention, right? After much hard work and experimentation, the Kale Chip Factory was born.

I've never had or even heard of a kale chip, but according to NY Mag and its commenters, these suckers are delicious and actually somewhat healthy. The chips are such a hit, in fact, that the kale chip business is even outliving the health food store it was born in.

I love a good entrepreneur success story - a random need and some hard work yields a business that is hopefully a labor of love. Livin' the dream...

To read more, check out the full article here.



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