The Local Roots Community Processing Kitchen is a shared use facility for food entrepreneurs and food producers to process and store product to add value, increase the market, and deliver local food year round.

Mission Statement: To develop and support the local food economy with minimally priced, shared, licensed, and inspected commercial kitchen facilities and equipment as a financially sustainable component of the Local Roots Cooperative.


  •  Provide the means of value-added processing for small agricultural producers
  • Provide the means for food entrepreneurs to prepare ready-to-eat meals and food products
  • Minimize facilities costs with savings passed on to kitchen tenants
  •  Manage scheduling and financial information related to the kitchen
  •  Facilitate an equitable payment structure for community kitchen tenants

Proposed Location

140 south walnut st, wooster OH


Public - accessible to all site users