ECO City Farms is building a FOODshed at our farm in Edmonston, Prince George’s County, Maryland and you can help!
A FOODshed is a low cost, replicable commercial kitchen in a shipping container designed for processing farm products and producing value-added foods from our farm produce. It includes a walk-in cooler so we can store our produce after harvesting for sale as market-baskets.
We are very excited about this groundbreaking project on our farm that can serve as a model for small/urban farms and local food production.
We seek your help to make this happen. Below is our wish-list. As a not for profit farm, we can accept donations from local businesses, partners and individuals and can offer a tax write-off for the equivalent value of your donation as well as acknowledge your contribution on our website and during our ribbon-cutting celebration.
Our Kitchen Wish List:
- commercial kitchen appliances & equipment, including:
- 3 bay stainless sink
- commercial range gas stove
- exhaust hood
- food processor
- canning equipment
- pressure cooker
- vacuum packer
- convection oven
- chop blocks
- commercial grade utensils of all kinds
- commercial size pots, pans, bowls, etc.
- efficient Working Air Conditioner (10,000-16,000 BTU)
- water tanks
Don’t have any of the above to donate but still interested in helping? We are also seeking skilled labor assistance. If you have experience in any of the below skills/licenses and are willing to help, please get in touch! Thank you!
- Electrical work
- General contractor
- Permitting and zoning
- Equipment & tool use (trencher, welder, skid steer, air compressor, etc..)
- Tree removal/Landscaping
The FOODshed, Commercial Kitchen for the Urban Farm is a project of ECO City Farms. For more information please contact Adam Schwartz via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all the help you have provided us over the past two years. We would also like to give a special thanks to our partners at the Southern Maryland Agricultural Commission, the Yestermorrow Design/Build School, the Catholic University School of Architecture and the National Capital Parks and Planning Commission and Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit who have helped make this project possible.