Help Build Taproot's new Cook Room
Taproot is a shared-use certified commercial food processing facility on Lopez Island in Washington state. Our commercial kitchen is available to rent by the hour and we also provide food storage for frozen, cold, and dry goods.
As a nonprofit our goals are to promote and support local entrepreneurship by fostering strong connections between food and land stewardship while sustaining the physical health and economic well-being of our community. It is vitally important that local producers have a place to make their products, and it is fitting that the cost of that facility be shared by many hands.
Our shared values include providing:
A facility for commercial food processing, in particular for adding value to locally grown fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural products.
A shared infrastructure which permits small entrepreneurs to develop ideas at a minimal cost, and encourages cooperation, creativity, and collaboration between food producers.
A certified commercial kitchen to intermittent users such as Farmer’s Market vendors, food truck vendors, and caterers.
Access to a wide range of commercial equipment for individuals, families, and nonprofits to efficiently process foods for their own use.
Education on safe food handling and processing practices, facilitating small business start-ups with resources and information.