Localized Food

End-of-the-year Appeal 2017

We're pleased to say the Philmont Building Inspector has approved the renovation construction for the 116 Main Street site as qualifying to receive its Certificate of Occupancy!  The Co-op is now in the position for NYS Ag & Markets to inspect to issue the commercial kitchen Article 20C license, and the grocery permit.  To meet the high standards of both inspections we will be continuing finishing carpentry in December, including a punch list of 25 items putting the finishing touches to this large construction/renovation project including set up costs of the Co-op to open.  

January for the Co-op is looking more and more feasible with each of these last steps accomplished, and we hope you will consider making an end-of-the-year donation to help get the doors open, the cost of Co-op set up, and PBI's Food Program expenses.

Placing the kitchen at the core of community food

 

Philmont Market Co-op will be setting up in December as the anchor food business providing small business opportunties 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