Commercial kitchen certified for use

Commercial kitchen certified for use

photo-2The newly-renovated kitchen at the Love Building received final approval to be used as a commercial kitchen.

The space is now certified and ready to be rented by batch cooks looking for a place to create their food products.

“The ideal contractor isn’t a caterer or food truck,” said Sean Siple, managing partner of Good for Good People. “We’re looking for batch cooks who want to bake or can or cook for sale.”

To lean more about rates and availability, contact Good Food for Good People’s kitchen manager, Trish Virgin at trish@goodfoodforgoodpeople.com

 

Grocery pilot ends: East Tasty Farmer’s Market will continue

Grocery pilot ends: East Tasty Farmer’s Market will continue

After a 30-day trial, Good Food for Good People will not continue offering produce on a daily basis at Boone & Sons Neighborhood Market.

Good Food piloted a program with the local grocery store that meant three days a week Good Food for Good People stocked the store with fresh, local produce.

“Unfortunately, what we found is that offering quality, perishable produce in the store led to more waste. We ended up throwing a lot of food away and that makes it difficult to keep our prices down,” said Sean Siple, managing partner at Good Food for Good People.

Good Food will continue to rent parking lot space from the store to set up the East Tasty Farmer’s Market on Saturdays.

“We’ll still be renting space to help the local store and we learned more about how it might be possible to develop future plans,” Siple said.

Each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. neighbors in East Nashville and Inglewood can shop for local produce, meat, eggs, cheese and other specialty items at the East Tasty market at Boone & Sons at 1201 Porter Road.

 

East Tasty gets new home at Boone & Sons: produce available all week

East Tasty gets new home at Boone & Sons: produce available all week

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A new partnership with a local grocery store in East Nashville will mean more local food in the neighborhood and a new location for the East Tasty Farmer’s Market.

Boone & Sons Neighborhood Market, 1201 Porter Road, will be the new location of the East Tasty Farmer’s Market this season.  Each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. neighbors in East Nashville and Inglewood can shop for local produce, meat, eggs, cheese and other specialty items.

Boone & Sons will also now carry local produce supplied by Good Food for Good People all week in their store.  Three times a week Good Food staff will refresh local produce on the shelves of the store.

“Prices will go down, quality will go up and the local footprint of their food will expand by 80 to 90 percent,” said Sean Siple, managing partner of Good Food for Good People.

The new partnership is part of Good Food’s mission to provide affordable local food to neighborhoods in the city.

“We’re moving a little closer to Inglewood and stretching a bit into a neighborhood that needs local choices,” Siple said.  “This will foster higher quality food in a neighborhood grocery and we’re experimenting with our model of getting healthy, affordable, local, organic food to people at a better price point.”

The parking lot is also a good location for the East Tasty Market on Saturdays.  Good Food will set up market and invite other vendors to set up booths as well.

“We chose the location because of our small size. It’s a better fit and we can leave produce there seven days a week for the community and that partnership helps us meet the needs of a community that it is our mission to serve,” Siple said.

EAST TASTY FARMER’S MARKET

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays starting May 17

Where: Boone & Sons Neighborhood Market, 1201 Porter Road

What: Local produce, meat, cheese, coffee and other specialty items