The Kitchen

Coming fall 2024!


We’re building a place where we – and you – can get creative with food! More than just a community kitchen, this mini-commissary opens up to the gardens, creating an indoor-outdoor flow for learning, groups, events, and projects.

With unique equipment like a stone grain mill, commercial freeze dryer, pressure canners, vacuum sealer and tin canning machine, not only can we preserve food when it’s bountiful, but we can preserve it creatively, learn in the process, empower new food projects and small business startups, and share this food with people in our communities who need it. 

Healthy, nutritious, food made with love.

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What’s it for?

Food Skills & Education

A hub for mentors, teachers & learners, we focus on food literacy, nutrition, traditional and cultural food preservation, fermentation, emergency preparedness, and more.

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Seed Saving & Trials

In a sterile environment, farmers & growers can process, sort and package saved seed, and study for variety trials and regional seed development in the face of climate change.

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Connections

Nurturing our community’s spiritual and mental well being, in an inviting and accessible space where there’s a sense of belonging, connecting ideas, generations and cultures.

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Charitable Food

A base for volunteers to cook inclusive meals for people facing barriers to nutritious food, distributed through a mobile Soup Kitchen, seniors’ programs, food kits, or events.

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Food Waste & Rescue

Food rescue projects get food where it belongs – into bellies, instead of the landfill or attracting bears into yards. Fruit tree picks and farm bounty become jams, soups, syrup, dehydrated snacks, or freeze-dried meals. 

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Product & Business Development

Acting as a micro-commissary, small food businesses can experiment, create, and package for farmers markets, retail, and beyond.

Pop-up Food Ventures

Chefs can host on-farm pop-ups to trial new menu offerings or host multi-course meals in a beautiful, serene setting inside the “Secret Garden” gates.

Bulk Buying Club

Ferry-dependent, rural communities can benefit by bulk buying off-Coast, and using the kitchen to split, weigh, repackage, and share high quality grains, flours, legumes, and meat.

This is your space

Nestled in the lush gardens and food hub of One Tiny Farm in the heart of Roberts Creek, the Kitchen is comfortable, beautiful, and functional. Armed with restaurant-grade equipment and mobile work stations, this flexible garden-side kitchen creates the perfect area for events, an enriching class or canning your small-batch pickles destined for the farmers market.

This space is for:

members

One Straw Members

Rent the space to connect around food

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Chefs & Caterers

Open a pop-up or use the space for catering preparation

Makers & Producers

Use a sterile, equipped space for batch production

kids cooking

Non-profits
& Schools

Take the classroom into the kitchen

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Farmers & Gardeners

Meet, sort, trial & repackage your seeds.

Renters / Event hosts

Book for weddings, corporate events, meetings, private classes and more!

We still need your support to make it a reality! There are opportunities for funding equipment, land prep, flooring, cabinetry, electrical, fire suppression, and the finishing touches inside and out! 

This project is blossoming thanks to our community, fundraising efforts, and major funders over $10,000: Island Coastal Economic Trust, Agriculture & Agrifood Canada, Farm Credit Canada, and Marin Community Foundation‘s Ananda Fund through Roberts Creek’s Marlena Blavin & David Roche.

We’re almost there!

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