The nonprofit organization partners with 40 food entrepreneurs who are launching, growing, or formalizing their operations.
At the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, La Cocina highlights a different small food business each month, and some have become permanent vendors in the market. La Cocina (“the kitchen” in Spanish) serves as a platform for low-income and immigrant culinary entrepreneurs by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, an array of industry-specific technical assistance and services, and access to market opportunities and capital. The organization’s vision is that program participants become economically self-sufficient and contribute to a vibrant and diverse economy while doing what they love to do.
The businesses in the incubator program source their raw ingredients from a range of producers. Ask about specific products to learn which source local and organic ingredients.