Thank you for the opportunity to share my idea with you!
As an entrepreneur and budding businessman, I'm hoping to combine my passions and strengths by starting a business that will make prepared meals (breakfasts, sack lunches, entrees and sides for dinner) that customers can take home and eat with their family (or in the case of breakfast/lunch perhaps take to work!) The large portion of each meal would be locally sourced and bent towards the healthy eater.
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.
We are expanding and emphasizing our already existing local food offerings. We have been in business over 30 years and have a great customer base. We are looking for local, organic produce growers or distributors and a source for local, fresh sandwiches or prepared deli foods for our location. This can provide a great opportunity for locals to expose their products to a large visitor base.
The Ohio City Farm, has transformed nearly six acres behind CMHA’s Riverview Towers to create an cluster of urban farms. Partners: The Refugee Response, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Central Roots and CMHA Green Team. These groups grow and sell fresh produce at the Ohio City Farm Stand, we proudly accept EBT.
On Point Hydroponics will provide organic produce to Columbus Ohio. We plan to construct a 7,000 sq ft greenhouse within Franklin County. Our greenhouse will include hydroponic systems that we currently sell at our site Onpointhydroponics.com. We intend to grow hardy vegetables including micro greens and herbs. Some of our crops will be specialty crops that are harder to find year round. Our produce will be certified organic and will be sold here in Columbus Ohio.
The Countryside Farmers' Market is a year round outlet for producers in Northeast Ohio. There are three market locations, all in the Akron, Ohio area. We accept applications for new vendors every year. You must be a local producer to be eligible.