Hummingbird's Incubator Kitchen

Incubator Kitchen Summary

 

The Hummingbird Incubator Kitchen at the Stellaria Building is designed to support small scale food producers to offer a product to the marketplace without investing in the required commercial kitchen setting at start-up or as they are in the initial stages of growth. The focus for Hummingbird’s Incubator Kitchen is on food businesses that emphasize local, organic and nutritionally valuable Gluten Free (GF) foods. Please Download our Kitchen Operations Manual for more detailed information.

 
 
Equipment

 

The Kitchen offers a 6 burner natural gas range with double standard ovens and 24 inch grill, a pair of natural gas convection ovens, reach in cooler, vegetable wash sink, dish sink with sanitizer, mixer, and stainless work tables. Other equipment is provided by the user.

 
 
Costs

 

Kitchen cost is based on the percentage of hours used by the tenant and ranges from $160 per month to $1400, which includes all utilities. Additional warehouse storage needs are available at $1 per square foot on a monthly basis. Walk-in Cooler space is also available at a monthly cost of $15.00 per shelf. Scheduling is done in advance for each month. A refundable deposit of $150.00 and a one time application fee of $50 is required for each tenant when a use lease is signed. The process of evaluation is free.

 
 
Application Process

 

**Kitchen is currently fully occupied.**

Fill out and submit the Incubator Kitchen Application, and we will contact you within a couple of business days.  Please note that kitchen usage is subject to availability and manager's approval. 

Contact

 

We can serve you best if you submit the questionnaire (above) before calling.
Phone: 541-632-4288
E-mail: info@backtothebarrow.com

Andrew Hitz of Activation Foods about to mix up a batch of seasonal Italian Garlic Scape Kraut.

Christina Sasser of Activation Foods dressing their Live Marinated Kale Salad at a prep table.

Prep tables, storage, range & ovens.

The kitchen sink!

Currently Making Great Food in the Incubator Kitchen:

The Breakfast Cure, Captain Soup, Elevate Kombucha, Merryheart Farm, The Peaceful PalatePositive Community Kitchen, The Sassy Cupcake, School Garden Project