Federal funds for this project were awarded under the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Local Food Promotion Program of the Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Learn more about the Takoma Park Silver Spring Community Kitchen!
Crossroads provides free, bilingual business training to support local aspiring food entrepreneurs. The 10-part workshop series makes sometimes difficult-to-find and difficult-to-understand information more accessible, and covers food safety basics, business fundamentals, and everything in between. The new shared-use Takoma Park Silver Spring Community Kitchen will provide an affordable means of production.
- Bilingual English/Spanish instruction
- One-on-one mentoring
- Dynamic small group instruction
- Technical assistance in applying to local community kitchens
- An educational binder to organize food business documents
- Connections to a network of local food producers and farmers
If you are thinking of starting a food business in the DC Metro area or if you need guidance in taking your food business to the next level, please send an email to email@example.com. Our next session of Microenterprise Training Program is full, but let us know if you’re interested in participating in a future session, or if you need more information.
# of participants that have earned their Food Manager Certification to date: 21
# of new jobs created by program graduates’ businesses so far: 8
# of new food businesses with products we can’t wait to see on the shelves at our local grocery stores: all of them!