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 
  • Distribution assistance

Available Equipment

  • Small-Batch Production Equipment
  • Hot Line
  • Prep Stations
  • Baking Station
  • Crop Production Room
  • 60 Quart Mixer
  • 20 Quart Mixer + Vegetable Slicer
  • Bag Sealers
  • Blast Freezer
  • Char Broiler
  • Commercial Blender (1 gallon)
  • Convection Ovens
  • 24 Tray Dehydrator (coming soon)
  • Food Processors
  • Food Slicer
  • Garlic Peeler (8 lb capacity)
  • Griddle
  • Proofers
  • Ranges
  • Smallwares
  • Stock Pots and Steamers
  • Automatic Dish Machine
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Dry Storage Cages

Additional Benefits


We are located at 14 E. Business Loop 70. Please enter the commercial kitchen from the back of the building, via the east-west running alley between Grand and Garth. Download printable directions.


For more information, contact Trish Sieckmann, our kitchen manager, at [email protected] or at 573-443-LOOP (5667). The Packing House

The Loop
14 Business Loop 70 East
Columbia, MO 65203
573-443-LOOP (5667)

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

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