LSU Food Incubator to add full scale bottling factory for startups

Updated: Mar. 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The LSU Food Incubator is expanding its operations with an addition of a full scale bottling factory.

The Food Incubator develops food-related startups. The new bottling factory will help entrepreneurs package their products.

Participants will be able to package everything from gelato to salsa and hummus. They will also be able to learn how to operate their own full scale bottling line.

The new factory opens this summer at the intersection of Nicholson Drive Extension and Highland Road.

Eight Food Incubator tenants will be participating in the spring Pop-Up Farmers Market series hosted by Alexander's Highland Market. They include Cummings Farms Strawberries, Rome Tomatoes, Bonnecaze Farms grains, Davis Farms fresh eggs and jellies, and Ewing Farms Dairy's goat milk.

"Big box stores and massive chains have lost their allure in a culture hungry for community and healthy food," says owner Lathan Alexander. "Supporting local farmers and small food vendors is our mission. And why not have fun bringing it all together in a festive atmosphere?"

The event will take place on Sunday, April 2 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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