• Nourishment

    Developing healthy companies developing healthy products for healthy humans.

  • Investment

    All great achievements require the diligent application of many different resources and the time for inputs to align.

  • Community

    Supporting entrepreneurship by cultivating compassion, collaboration and comedy.

  • Excellence

    Doing good by doing well. Learning from mistakes. Putting purpose & process behind profits.

 
The premier cooperative manufacturing facility & business incubator for the natural foods industry

What We Do

The Kitchen Coop® provides ideal food manufacturing space, culinary equipment, industry professionals, and supplemental shared services to help small food companies become profitable, effective organizations. Learn more.

  • Facilities

    Industrial scale, flexible space to accommodate growing companies

    Facilities
  • Services

    Taking care of the details so entrepreneurs can focus on developing the big picture

    Services
  • Collaborative Manufacturing™

    A safer, more economical path from self- to co-manufacturing

    Collaborative Manufacturing™

Local Food Blog

Six Secrets to Crafting and Engaging Sales Story

Posted by: Greg Anthony  |  
Posted on: April 16, 2014  |  
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It was loud and I was excited. In the basement of Expo West, a place traditionally reserved for brands still trying to claw and fight their way to the distribution big leagues, buzzed an energy that even the most calloused Natural Foods veteran would agree was unparalleled. I met a farmer who started harvesting Gluten-Free […]

Wow your Customer: Lessons from my 90-year-old Mother

Posted by: Lisa Lehndorff  |  
Posted on: April 9, 2014  |  
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My Mom was my barometer for customer experience. When I experience bad service, I still hear her voice saying, “you would think they would take care of their customers.” I also still look at The Vermont Country Store catalog each time it comes, because this catalog company WOWED my mom. She had sent a note […]

A Recipe for Financial Success: Understanding Financial Analysis & Bookkeeping

Posted by: The Kitchen Coop  |  
Posted on: April 3, 2014  |  
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This piece is originally from The Kitchen Coop’s October 2013 Newsletter. Subscribe to The Kitchen Coop’s Newsletter and never miss valuable manufacturing content, updates on The Kitchen Coop, and upcoming local and regional food industry events. People often ask what the difference is between financial analysis and bookkeeping. The answer is quite simple. Financial analysis […]