Local Sprouts

The Portland Phoenix is reports that Local Sprouts, the community supported kitchen that operates in the Public Market House, is starting to plan a new venture, a community supported cafe.

In addition to carrying over the Local Sprouts community-supported kitchen model, the café will be financed (Fertig hopes) through community-based loans and investments. Members will be able to pick up meals, but the café will also be open for the public to order off a menu; Washington and Fertig describe a space that’s available for educational programs and possibly even winter farmers’ markets and co-op retail. Could this be the community space that Portland’s social-activists have been clamoring for? Stay tuned.