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Flora maker hopes for kick start

The first time Karyna Hamilton made yogurt at home three ago she was convinced it was worth the time.

Soon, she was making nearly 60 quarts per month for family and friends. Now she wants to turn her yogurt-making into a small-batch business, sharing her passion.

She’s running a Kickstarter campaign to get Flora, her yogurt company, off the ground, looking to raise $13,000 by May 30.

Hamilton, a mom and the manager of the Thursday Market in the South Perry District, plans to team up with Batch Bakeshop, sharing a space in its new bakery in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood this summer. She plans to use milk from Spokane Family Farms.

Funds from the Kickstarter campaign would go toward purchase of a custom, locally made pasteurizer.

Depending on their contributions, donors will receive a quart of yogurt, yogurt recipes, granola from Batch Bakeshop, brunch, yogurt-making for up to five people, or yogurt for a year.

For more information or to make a donation, visit