Kitchen Connects GSO is particularly interested in farmers, diversity of food and ethnic culinary products that can help support underserved communities and create new economic development for the city of Greensboro. Applicants with ideas and recipes for small-batch, processed foods using locally-sourced ingredients are encouraged to apply through the website.
The program has churned out 67 graduates to date with several participating weekly at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market as vendors. Graduates include Poppy’s Pickles, Breez Cheez, Haw River Mushroom, River’s Finest, Fermentology, PaleoLove Company, Empasta, with value-added products from pickles and ferments to mushroom jerky and vegan cheese sauce.
Kitchen Connects GSO is made possible through a partnership with city of Greensboro and funded through a USDA Local Foods Promotion Program grant.