Community In Action

Examples of programs, policies, and tools in action.

Kitchen Benefits Farmers, Entrepreneurs & Schools

Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen helps farmers, small businesses, and schools turn fresh produce into meals and shelf stable food. Using the legal, state-inspected, commercial sized community kitchen, entrepreneurs can develop and process their products. Farmers can sell nutritious produce that might otherwise go to waste. Schools, which typically operate on a heat and eat model, can now serve their students produce prepared at low cost in the community kitchen. Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen is meeting community needs and helping residents to enjoy fresh, local food.

To learn more, watch founder Rick Terrien, and other stakeholders discuss Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen in this collection of videos.

Communities in Action provide examples of strategies or tools in action. Their purpose is to connect like-minded communities in their implementation efforts, giving insight into how others are tackling key challenges and what they've accomplished. To learn more about the evidence supporting this strategy's effectiveness or resources to help move towards implementation, see the What Works for Health summary of Community kitchens for food processing.

Date added: March 26, 2014