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February 2024 Update

Check out the latest updates about our new commissary shared kitchen.

Things are cooking up at Kitchen Connect. Chef Heidi Fink (pictured above) and our new Food Production Assistant Carly Stefanowich (introduction below!) have been busy creating a line of processed goods, made from local produce, now sold in the South Island FarmHub store. Think: squash puree, tomato sauce, greens juice, winter coleslaw mix and more!

Read on to learn about what some of our tenants are up to, and how to book a tour of the facility if you’d like to learn more!


Farmers Open House

We're putting the finishing touches on the kitchen and installing equipment. Pending final inspections, we'll be ready to welcome rentals by early July.

Are you a farmer interested in creating value-added goods from your crops? Join us for a tour of Kitchen Connect on Thursday, February 22 from 4-5pm!

Check out the state-of-the-art processing kitchen and learn about how Kitchen Connect and the South Island FarmHub can partner with your farm, including:

  • Access to flexible processing space and equipment

  • Light processing, co-packing, and washing services

  • Opportunities for cooking and preserving workshops

  • Distribution and delivery partnerships through the South Island FarmHub

Light snacks and beverages provided. We look forward to seeing you there!


Kitchen Connect Equipment & Facilities

Interested food producers are always welcome to book a tour of Kitchen Connect! Just fill out this form and we will reach out with more information.


Easy Vegan in Tasting Victoria

Congrats to Kitchen Connect tenant Easy Vegan for this great write-up on their 100% plant-based meal kit subscription box!

We're proud to partner with them on two fronts: providing kitchen space for preparing the meals, and partnering with the South Island FarmHub to offer delivery.

Check them out for delicious, locally sourced vegan meals!


Introducing Our New Food Production Assistant, Carly

We want to give a warm welcome to the new Food Production Assistant for Kitchen Connect and the South Island FarmHub, Carly Stefanowich!

Carly will be supporting our in-house food processing projects, product quality control, and customer experience. We’re thrilled to have her on board!

A bit about her: Carly is a lover of all things food! If she could be any vegetable it would be a cabbage because she is layered and versatile. She comes to the team with a lifetime of experience working in hospitality, both front and back of house. She’s spent time cooking for hungry tree planters too!

When she’s not in the kitchen, Carly can be found teaching natural dye workshops, slingin’ her sustainable clothing line at markets, playing scrabble, and taking afternoon naps with her sweet old cat.


Singing Bowl Granola Looking for Buyer

Beloved local granola business Singing Bowl Granola is for sale! See below for more information and contact owner Jessica at if you’re interested. Feel free to pass on as well!


Questions? Contact us!

You can reach our Operations Manager directly via phone or email:

Kira Selah

☎️ 250.488.4633


"If you know someone that is interested in pursuing the goal of upscaling their food business, please spread the word about Kitchen Connect!"


Thank you to our supporters!

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