Depot Hill Project
The Town of Louisburg will repurpose a warehouse on historic Depot Hill to provide a 3200 square foot commissary kitchen, paved parking to service mobile food units, and a 1500 square foot catering kitchen. The commissary kitchen is to serve a demand for facilities to accommodate start-up mobile food units. Clients will be required to source a percentage of their ingredients from seasonally available products offered by Franklin County farmers. Caterers who use the catering kitchen are also required to seek out the county’s farmers for ingredients. In addition, each mobile food unit operator leasing space in the commissary kitchen will give cooking demonstrations in the catering kitchen twice a year. The purpose is to introduce menu items, provide education in cooking techniques, and strengthen interest in locally available foods. The combined commissary and catering kitchens will offer new customers to 40-45 farms who are potential suppliers.