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Guilford Shared Use Kitchen Information

Low Risk Shared Use Kitchen

If you have been thinking about a part-time business making and marketing jams, jellies, sauces or breads then the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in Guilford County can help get you started.

We have identified a gap in between production and consumption of locally produced goods. Our goal is to provide a certified area at a low cost for farmers to diversify their income stream by repurposing fruit and vegetables into a shelf stable product. This will also give them a chance to have products during the winter months.

We also hope that our community entrepreneurs will utilize this space to test their products. If you think that you have the best recipe, then come use our kitchen to make market ready products, and then market and sell them at the Greensboro Farmer’s Curb Market.

The kitchen is located at the Guilford County Agriculture Center, 3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro, NC 27405.

How to Get Started

The following documents are required to be read, signed, and filed with Guilford County Extension Shared Use Kitchen Coordinator prior to using the facilities.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Neill at karen_neill@ncsu.edu or by phone at (336) 641-2417.

Shared Use Kitchen User Services Contract *

Exhibit A – Fee Schedule *

Exhibit B – Rental and Use Policies

Exhibit C – Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Facility Checklist

First Step – Obtain a Supplier ID From Guilford County

Production Survey

Emergency Contact Information Form

Incident Report

All Shared Use Kitchen Users require a Supplier I.D. # but do not need a Vendor I.D.
To obtain a Supplier ID #, please go to http://www.myguilford.com/purchasing/.
You will find Supplier Registration Instructions under Documents and Guides. Click on the eProcurement link on the Purchasing Home Page to register as a Supplier.  Please answer “No” to question # 3 (Do You Require a Vendor I.D.?) on the Questions tab during the registration process.

*Application fee is non-refundable.

Written By

Photo of Karen NeillKaren NeillCounty Extension Director & Extension Agent, Agriculture - Urban Horticulture (336) 641-2400 karen_neill@ncsu.eduGuilford County, North Carolina
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