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Loop CID receives grant for shared kitchen.

We are pleased to announce that The Loop CID has been awarded one of 20 USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants by the Missouri Department of Agriculture to strengthen the market for Missouri grown specialty crops. The funding, just under $40,000, will go to The Packing House, a new component of our CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen designed to help regional growers […]
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Come work with us!

We knew from the jump that we'd only have Jamie Davis at our CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen for a limited time and so we're ready to bring a new manager on board. Not a chef? No worries! While familiarity with professional kitchens is important, we are looking for a manager rather than a cook. Details […]
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Kitchen Construction Begins!

This week the construction started on our new CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen. Well, it's mainly demo right now but it's so satisfying to see walls come down and the space begin to take shape. We have a 3200 square foot street-level space at 14 Business Loop 70 East with enough room for both our office […]
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Jobs in the Makerverse

Technician, MACCLab Makerspace Description The Makerspace Lab Technician is responsible for the maintenance of the equipment within the MACCLab Makerspace. This is a part time position at 10-15 hours per week.  A cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, transcripts, and any other relevant documents should be uploaded with the application. Review of applications will begin immediately.  Qualifications […]
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Local Food System Coordinator Job

Are you passionate about local food? Come work at Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri, a rapidly growing, newly accredited land trust based in Columbia. The Local Food System Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to build relationships with local farmers and producers in Mid-Missouri, connecting them with opportunities for value added production, market sales, and conservation practices, […]
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City awards grants to two shared spaces on The Loop

The Columbia City Council has awarded the CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen a $250,000 grant for a new kitchen on the Business Loop. This will help us with construction and equipment costs and provide funding for scholarships for minority-owned, food-based start ups.  At CoMo Cooks, we believe all good cooks deserve a chance to turn their recipes into […]
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Vidwest Digital Storytelling Workshop

With 10 days, 5 high school students, 3 film instructors and a case of iPhones, the Vidwest Digital Storytelling Workshop gives young filmmakers a crash course in indie filmmaking. The annual workshop aims to lift up young filmmakers and give their cinematic dreams flight in a nurturing and inclusive environment. This year's workshop runs from […]
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MACCLab Makerspace Ribbon Cutting

Moberly Area Community College invites you to the rescheduled ribbon cutting for the MACCLab - A Community Makerspace and the Mechatronics Center of Excellence, which are both located on the MACC-Columbia campus. The ribbon cutting will take place on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 10:00 am, at the MACCLab – A Community Makerspace, located inside […]
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Are you a local grower?

If you are interested in small-batch food production, be a part of our listening session! CoMo Cooks is a shared commercial kitchen operated by The Loop CID as part of our work to increase economic vitality and create jobs. We provide accessible, inclusive, and affordable kitchen space for local food-based businesses along with business coaching […]
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USDA Grant will connect farmers and CoMo Cooks

Root Cellar, a local food hub serving Columbia, Jefferson City, and Ashland, has been awarded a $588,000 three-year Local Food Promotion Program grant by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in collaboration with The Loop CID and Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri.  This grant will build local food system resilience and help our region […]
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