become a stir maker
The Stir provides a shared, collaborative space to cross-pollinate creative ideas and learn from others in our community. We value the food commons and the importance of shared infrastructure.
By providing kitchen facility rentals, commercial processing equipment, storage, business mentorship, and community connections we help local food entrepreneurs expand their business to reach a wider market. Supporting local food businesses helps build the capacity of our regional food system by allowing local food to be preserved, processed, and distributed on a year-round basis.
We work with all types of food entrepreneurs, including folks with just an idea, individuals cooking in their own home, farmers’ market vendors, and food businesses looking for a commercial expansion. Our food hub members, known as Stir Makers, connect with us at different stages for different levels of help due to the specific support or requirements they need. We work in collaboration with people just like you to turn their food dream into a reality.
Let's work together to grow your food passion! Connect with us today.
Why make a Stir with us?
The Stir kitchen is a full-scale food processing facility focused on food preservation methods, such as canning and dehydration. Our Stir Makers have access to kitchen facility rentals, commercial processing equipment, storage, business mentorship, and community connections. Our facilities can help small-scale sauce producers scale-up their business from a few dozen jars per day to over 1000 jars per day, giving them more time to work on their business, rather than in it.
get in touch
Want to become a Stir Maker? Ready to make that next step? Curious to just learn more? Get in touch today!