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CropCircle Kitchen is Boston’s only shared use kitchen and culinary business incubator. We took over operations from the former Nuestra Culinary Ventures in August 2009. We have re-invigorated the program and the space, currently supporting about 30 culinary entrepreneurs and their fledgling businesses. For our members, we provide technical support, training, oversight, and guidance through the early stages of a new food business. Our managers and directors have immense experience in the food industry from restaurants, to specialty food start-ups, to big-industry growing and processing enterprises. We have launched 35 businesses since August 2009, and our first crop of graduates headed out on their own fall 2010. Our Kitchen includes roughly 3000sq ft of cooking space with stoves; convection and conventional ovens; ribbon blenders; 300sq ft each of cold and frozen storage; significant dry food and equipment storage; and access to specialty processing equipment including a pasta machine and a blast freezer. All equipment, space, and time can be rented, but only by our members or other companies who carry full health department, state, and federal certifications, as appropriate. Our member companies include caterers, food trucks, and specialty food producers. In addition to the on-site capacity and technical support, CropCircle Kitchen has a direct partnership with FoodEx (http://www.orfoodex.com) for distribution, warehousing and direct sale of products to the broad marketplace. The partnership offers the opportunity for our member entrepreneurs to scale-up operations while continuing to grow in a supportive, cost-effective, shared-use environment. CropCircle Kitchen has a deep commitment to sustainability, for the businesses, the environment, and the local economy. We are working diligently to become a zero-waste food facility. Please contact us on our website for an application or further information!

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