5×5 Night-ON THE ROAD at Downtown Market- FOOD BUSINESSES
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April 22, 2024 11:59 pm

About this idea
Our cricket farm wants to be at the forefront of this emerging industry, producing high-quality cricket powder that offers a myriad of benefits for consumers and the planet alike. - Nutritional benefits: Our cricket powder is packed with protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. - Environmental benefits: Compared to traditional livestock farming, cricket farming requires significantly fewer resources such as water, land, and feed. Crickets also produce minimal greenhouse gas emissions and generate less waste. At our cricket farm, we prioritize the natural life cycle of crickets. By respecting their natural behaviors and rhythms, we ensure that our farming practices are not only ethical but also conducive to the well-being of the crickets. Our cricket powder can be used to enhance all your culinary creations, such as baked goods, shakes and savory snacks. It's mild nutty flavor profile makes it a versatile ingredient that complements a variety of recipes.
Incorporating edible insects as part of our diet can have several positive impacts, both on an individual level and for the environment. We already mentioned some, but here are some other important ones: - They offer a highly nutritious alternative to traditional protein sources like meat, fish, and poultry. - By choosing insect-based foods, consumers can contribute to reducing the environmental footprint associated with food production and help mitigate climate change. - Insects are abundant and can be farmed using relatively minimal space and resources. They can provide a sustainable source of protein for populations facing food insecurity. - The production of edible insects typically involves less habitat destruction and deforestation compared to traditional livestock farming. By relying more on insect protein, we can help alleviate the strain on natural ecosystems and protect biodiversity. - Embracing edible insects as part of our diet encourages cultural diversity and innovation in food production and consumption. - Insect farming can be integrated into sustainable agricultural practices and contribute to the circular economy.
What I'll do with $5,000
The $5,000 will be used to take our business idea to the next phase. By adding racks we will be able to optimize the space currently available and this will double our capacity to farm crickets. Also the money will be invested in acquiring new cricket houses and water devices for our growing population. The last part of the money will also go to finalizing the packaging and labeling in order to have a finished product that is ready for the customer to purchase.
About Montserrat Rosales Osoria

My entrepreneurial journey started when I was 6 years old. My sister and I decided to put a kids table outside our building and sell all our candies. Since then, I have always been interested in having my own business. I have an International Business Degree and the past 10 years I worked in the Purchasing Department for two Global 2000 Forbes automotive companies. Being a mother of two has taught me to be truly resilient and I've gained different tools that help me cope with difficult and unknown situations. I'm from Mexico and in 2022 we moved to Grand Rapids. Today I feel I'm in the right place and in the right time to materialize the idea that I have in mind. To build a business that can provide real value and can help people's lives.

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