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Red Barn Event: Beta Hatch – Insect Entrepreneurs

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join us to learn about our valley’s very own mealworm hatchery, combating our problem of food production and waste!

By 2050, the world will need to feed 10 billion people. Today, 30% of crops feed meat, meaning feed production competes with food production. Feed markets are global while supplies are local. Beta Hatch is industrializing insect agriculture here in the Wenatchee Valley to solve these problems. Mealworms, we like to say, are a super bug, digesting waste that ordinarily has low or no value. Our insect-protein production platform converts mealworms and their waste into high-value proteins, oils, and nutrients for agriculture. The opening of our flagship facility in Cashmere, WA marks the establishment of North America’s largest mealworm hatchery, producing insect protein and organic insect manure (frass).

Doors open at 6:30pm for community social with local beer and wine available for purchase. The presentation begins at 7:00pm.
Free event with a donation basket at door. Click the link for more information!


Wenatchee River Institute


Red Barn @ Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street
Leavenworth, 98826
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509 668-9610