The Packing House

A urban food production space catering to local growers who are turning crops into value-added products.

We're pleased to introduce The Packing House, a component of our CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen designed for local growers interested in developing and manufacturing value-added food products.

We teamed up with the Root Cellar and Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri on a Local Food Promotion Program grant offered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This grant will build local food system resilience and help our region adapt to market changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic by assisting regional growers with small-batch production, product distribution, and promotion. The CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen will play a key role in this effort by providing affordable kitchen space and equipment to farmers throughout the Mid-Missouri region.

What our kitchen offers:

  • Health department certified spaces
  • Flexible rental hours + 24 hour scheduling
  • Affordable rates and tiered membership levels
  • Equipment training via the staff at CoMo Cooks and Root Cellar
  • Distribution assistance

Available Equipment

  • Small-Batch Production Equipment - Blast freezer, equipment to slice, chop, grate, and blanch produce
  • Coming soon: impulse bag sealer, dehydrator, professional blenders, and more.
  • 3 Compartment Sink
  • 60 Quart Mixer
  • 20 Quart Mixer
  • Automatic Dish Machine
  • Char Broiler
  • Convection Ovens
  • Food Slicer
  • Freezers
  • Griddle
  • Hand Wash Stations
  • Prep Stations
  • Proofers
  • Ranges
  • Refrigerators

Additional Benefits

  • Tiered billing for a range of client needs, including seasonal users
  • Online reservation system for classes
  • Collaborative entrepreneurial environment
  • Access to business workshops and coaching
  • PR + social media support for businesses and startups
  • Participation in the CRE8 shared branding program for local makers
  • For more information, contact kitchen manager Jamie Davis at [email protected] orĀ  call 573-443-LOOP (5667)

The Packing House

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

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