Localized Food

A fun night at the Co-op organized by Debra Gitterman and the Co-op as their first of many community Pot Lucks.  The Co-op is growing!  Thanks Catherine / Catdodge Photography for lovely photos!


 

We're pleased to say Philmont Beautification, Inc completed this extensive site development project in March 2018.  Thanks to all who made this possible - your gifts of time, funding, and resources will keep on giving helping to create a local living economy!

Philmont:  There’s a buzz in Columbia County as farmers, chefs, caterers, and local food entrepreneurs are meeting with Elizabeth Angello, President of the Philmont Market & Café Cooperative, to take a tour of the 116 Main Street Co-op facility. They are scheduling their seasonal use of the 20C licensed commercial kitchen, now available for rental by the hour, day, or monthly hours by calling the Philmont Co-op at 518 672 7673.

The brand new, state-of-the-art commercial processing kitchen is equipped to handle everything from bread bakers and jam makers to meals-to-go or full-scale catering events. Highlights of the equipment includes 16ft of commercial hoods, a 10-burner Vulcan restaurant range and ovens, a double stack gas convection oven, 40-quart floor model commercial mixer, bakers’ proofing equipment, 3-bay and 2-bay stainless steel sinks, dry and cold food storage, a freezer walk-in, an 8 door wall display walk-in cooler, 300 gallon outdoor grease trap, and 21 ft of custom built stainless steel prep tables for individual use.

“Opening the Philmont Co-op commercial kitchen offers local producers and food entrepreneurs a co-working rental opportunity at well below-market rates. There’s excitement out there judging from the high number of calls we’ve been receiving. It’s great that we made it to the finish line of extensive building renovations and getting our Ag and Markets permits approved for the kitchen to start operating,” says Angello.

While we are preparing for opening celebrations, we'd like to take a moment to thank the community in Philmont and neighbors, donors, state funding agencies, foundations, the many volunteers, and the many hired contractors who helped make this project a reality! 

Placing the kitchen at the core of community food

 

Philmont Market Co-op as the anchor food business providing small business opportunities for its Producer owner-members as a producer/consumer cooperative. Creating a sustainable 10 mile wheel of local farms and emerging food businesses serving the Philmont community with year-round fresh foods, a commercial kitchen, bakery, retail areas, and a cafe. 

  • A local food service individually designed to meet participants' needs and use of the kitchen equipment, prepping areas, and cold storage, operated by the Philmont Market & Cafe Co-op as the anchor business, including:

  • Shared-use food processing space available at below-market cost rates

  • Fully equipped commercial kitchen licensed to meet NYS Ag & Markets, and Columbia County Department of Health standards

  • Adequate dry, cooler, and freezing storage space

  • Vegetable prepping and packaging area for frozen products

  • Retail display areas and vending opportunities
  • Product supply to the Co-op Cafe
  • Coordination with chefs, caterers, & special events ordering product from Co-op Producers      

Contact:  Elizabeth Angello, President of the Philmont Co-op 518 672 7673 or by email at philmontmarket@gmail.com to schedule an appointment to view the kitchen/Co-op, schedule to use the commercial kitchen, and discuss becoming an owner-member. .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

    

 

Kids Grow and Cook

Local chefs selecting from Leanne Brown's, awesome cookbook,          Click on photo to open the cookbook.                                        Thank you Leanne for your support of our kitchen and kids programming!

Leanne's brilliant cookbook is creating it's own food revolution  teaching how to eat healthy on a tight budget.

The Kids Grow and Cook program
bringing children and families together in The Kitchen and in Annabel's Kitchen Garden created as a Gold Girl Scout Project back in 2014.

Kitchen community partners include local farm-to-table chefs, gardeners, and bakers who guide the children in preparing one meal per week to share with their families at the end of every workshop.

 Contact the Philmont Market Cooperative

  • for Kitchen application

  • for Kitchen rates

  • become an owner-member of the Philmont Market & Cafe Co-op

  • join the Community Supported Bakery