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 sealers 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! It’s a hub to connect all the pieces.

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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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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:


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

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& Schools

Take the classroom into the kitchen


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! 

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We’re almost there!

This project is blossoming thanks to our community & fundraising efforts. Major funders over $10,000:

Farm Credit Canada
Island Coastal Economic Trust
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Mairin Community Foundation

Thank you to the dream team making this happen:

Tao at Bonniebrook Industries
Lonnie at Lon's Contracting & Crane Service
Erik at Lincoln Construction

Become a member

Membership supports our work and keeps you connected, but you also get perks like local discounts, VIP early ticket sales to things like long table dinners & foodbox sales!

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By volunteering with us you are contributing to food security on the coast, and ensuring we can continue to do good work in the community!

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Contact Us

We would love to hear from you.

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