April 20, 2018

Welcome to the beginning of a great kitchen story. The pictures you will see are as the building is right now. I am hoping to change this for our use as a shared kitchen space. All your suggestions, advice and input is valued and appreciated. Please allow us to make this kitchen a roaring success and place to have a home for our businesses.

I would like to introduce myself

My name is Cathy Ferrar and I own a business called The Jelly Girls. I make jams, jellies, relishes, pie fillings and my main business is at The St Jacob’s Farmers Market. I also sell in town at Wylde Rose Handmade Soaps, The Kitchen and The Acorn as well as The Oakhill Urban Market.

i have been using The Burford Agricultural centre’s Kitchen. Although an amazing kitchen, I cannot leave my supplies there and 100$ per day adds up quickly. Sharing this kitchen will allow me to reasonably use a commercial kitchen and grow my business. I want to share the kitchen with others for a reasonable rate that will allow new and Existing businesses to thrive.

Papers will be signed next week and the fun will begin. There is a walk-in fridge and freezer that will be available once it is fixed. My main centre will be set up for jam production but is a regular kitchen with stove, steamer and sanitizer. My hope is for three other rental stations with a commercial stove and convection ovens to share.

There will be lots of stainless steel prep tables, bakers rack and personal racks for your tools and dishes - pans.
it is a bit of an overwhelming task and all comments are valued and appreciated.