The Good Food Hub is a place for the community to gather around food grown by local farmers and includes a greenhouse, a kitchen for food processing and educational purposes, opportunities for small business growth, and a marketplace.
FOOD HUB | Gather
COMMERCIAL KITCHEN | Process
URBAN FARM | Grow
WAREHOUSE | Distribute
MARKET SPACE | Opportunities
THE HUB BEGAN WITH A SINGLE QUESTION:
How do we create a local solution to hunger that allows the community to access good, healthy, locally grown food year-round?
a food desert in the Casper community
no available commercial kitchen for community use, designed for production and safety
a lack of infrastructure to support local food entrepreneurs ready to bring their offerings to the table
a business incubator with local food aggregation and processing, food grown on-site, a shared kitchen, and a marketplace that cultivates fair business practices
upward mobility for producer and consumer, including a community for production, sharing, and collaboration
WHY A FOOD HUB?
The Good Food Hub will lower barriers for up-and-coming local food and beverage entrepreneurs, helping to drive a vibrant and diverse local food community in Casper. It'll also grow the next generation of local farm and food based businesses, bring urban and regional farmers together with local businesses, and develop entrepreneurs and food workers to fill needed positions in the food industry.
HOW WILL IT HELP?
At the Good Food Hub, food producers will come together to learn from one another, collaborate on projects, and leverage a range of resources, all while celebrating each other’s successes. The Hub will provide a temporary home for budding food businesses to develop recipes, plan growth, and navigate the labyrinth of licensing and regulation within an environment that is nurturing and manageable.
Wyoming Food For Thought Project will work closely with farmers, businesses, and other organizations to promote sustainable agriculture, build regional food system infrastructure, and strengthen the local and organic food production community. The Hub will also provide an environment that offers social capital in the form of a network of farmers, restaurants, farmers markets, retailers, and potential corporate and catering clients.