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KitchenShare is a certified, communal kitchen rental program for local food artists who want to get serious about their craft. Heritage Hub, a local food support system designed to diversify Tallahassee’s economy, offers programs that help level the barriers to entrepreneurial entry. KitchenShare provides the operational space and support services needed to get an idea off the ground or take a cottage business to the next level.


A Game-Changer for Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

Greater Frenchtown’s Marketplace & Heritage Hub is a blighted community’s answer to the pressing issues of food access and economic opportunity. The site is being developed through public-private partnership as an anchor for revitalization in the Frenchtown community, Tallahassee’s oldest neighborhood, historically significant for its role in Black education during segregation and activist leadership during the Civil Rights Movement, as well as Black-owned commerce, agriculture, and artistic expression. Now a federally-designated food desert, with substantial health disparities and high unemployment, Frenchtown is harnessing the local food movement as a catalyst for change and reclamation of the neighborhood’s vital heritage.
The KitchenShare program is a natural progression of the Frenchtown Farmers Market @ Heritage Hub, recently expanded through Farmers Market Promotion Program funding. The market expansion project launched in a new location in 2016 that will also house KitchenShare. Infrastructure is in place and interior renovations are underway. The two programs are independent; however, KitchenShare would advance the economic opportunity that the farmer's market invites by scaffolding the next steps to commercial production and distribution. The years-long development of the farmer's market has also produced a network of local farmers and value-added vendors who are eager to make use of a commercial kitchen rental facility with processing and packaging capacity.
These small farmers and food-based microenterprises, most of whom represent disadvantaged populations, require substantial support, training, and affordable access to services in order to craft and conduct a successful commercial operation. In addition to affordable facilities access, KitchenShare would provide training in equipment operation, food safety, and product development. The commercial kitchen has been outfitted with a wide array of equipment to encourage production variety, and up to three stations are available for simultaneous operation.

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