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A Long-Overdue Update!

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016

As some of you may have noticed, Blue Oven Kitchens has gone under the radar for the better part of a year. We are sorry to leave you in the dark for so long, but here we are now to let you know what we’ve been up to…and rest assured, we have been busy! In October of last year, Blue Oven Kitchens relinquished the bricks and mortar commercial kitchen we were operating out of to one of our anchor tenants and successful entrepreneurs, PaleoGanic. Although they are a for-profit food business themselves, they are a social entrepreneur...

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Food Entrepreneur Workshop April 24th!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015

Food Entrepreneur Workshop April 24th!

Food Entrepreneurship Workshop Friday, April 24th! Presented by UF/IFAS 8:30 A.M. – 4 P.M. at UF/IFAS Straughn Center  Agenda Event Flyer:  FoodEntrepreneurFlyerPrint Sign up Online:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-start-a-food-business-in-fl-food-entrepreneurship-workshop-tickets-15306784003 For More Information, Contact Soo:  sahn82@ufl.edu, 352.294.3909 For the past decade, the food business in America has been changing, as more and more people have started their own small-scale food production companies to sell to farmers...

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Local Food Week 2015!

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015

Local Food Week 2015!

Join Forage, Blue Oven Kitchens, Florida Organic Growers, and other members of the Alachua County Nutrition Alliance as we celebrate “I Love Local Food” Week February 14-21st, 2015. There will be great events, designed to support efforts to build our local food system and to connect you with the resources you need to love making local food a part of your diet and be a part of the “Eat Local Challenge” in May. If you have any questions, want more information about an event, or have an event you would like to add to the lineup, please...

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Low Country Boil Fundraiser April 5th!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014

Low Country Boil Fundraiser April 5th!

Blue Oven’s Low Country Boil Fundraiser Tickets still available! Saturday, April 5th, 5 P. M. – 8 P. M. at Alachua Conservation Trust’s Prairie Creek Lodge (7204 SE CR 234).  This low country boil fundraiser benefits Blue Oven Kitchens, Gainesville’s non-profit kitchen incubator.  This event would not be possible without our sponsors:  Northwest Seafood, Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT), Swamp Head Brewery, Jeffrey Forbes and Seaton Tarrant (our fabulous musicians!). Adult tickets are $40 each or $70 for a couple....

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Blue Oven Holiday Gift Baskets Are Here!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013

Blue Oven Holiday Gift Baskets Are Here!

Think outside the big box gift box for your holiday gifts and goodies:  buy locally made!  Treat others or treat yourself to a basket of treats from Blue Oven food entrepreneurs.  Choose a pick-up date below that suits you, or arrange delivery for a fee.  A portion of each basket sale benefits Blue Oven, a 501(c)3 non-profit.  Orders must be received by December 6th. Click on the PDF link below for the order form.  Please feel free to email or call Stefanie (contact info below) to reserve your basket/s prior to sending in the form....

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August is Farm-to-Restaurant Month!

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013

August is Farm-to-Restaurant Month!

August was “Farm-to-Restaurant” Month once again in the City of Gainesville and Alachua County.  “Farm-to-Restaurant Month” offered a variety of fun events centered around enjoying and learning about local food, the farms that grow it, and the foodservice venues that provide it.  All proceeds benefited Blue Oven Kitchens to sustain its community efforts and new kitchen facility that helps low-income and disadvantaged food entrepreneurs start their businesses and that offers cooking classes.   A warm thank you to all of our...

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Meet Blue Oven’s Incubating Food Entrepreneurs

Posted by on May 30, 2013

Meet Blue Oven’s Incubating Food Entrepreneurs

A former tenant of Blue Oven has become the curator of the 1323 South Main Street facility.   We would like to celebrate the folks continuing to share that space who are working so hard to bring you great, local food.  We ask that you support their efforts to grow into a thriving local business.  Many of these folks are willing to source from local farmers whenever possible, if they are not already doing so.  So if you’re a locavore, just ask!  Below you will see three categories of entrepreneur:   Catering Businesses, Specialty...

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Check out Our Cooking Classes!

Posted by on Mar 17, 2013

Check out Our Cooking Classes!

For more information on cooking classes, please see our Calendar or click on the “Cooking Class Updates!” page in this picture carousel.  Please contact Val@blueovenkitchens.org for more information on classes, or on tailoring a class to your needs or the needs of your special...

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Blue Oven Fundraiser April 14th

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013

Blue Oven Fundraiser April 14th

Blue Oven, Bluegrass, and Beer Where:  Jones B-side, 203 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville When:  Sunday, April 14th, 3 P.M. – 7 P.M. Tickets sold at door (tickets limited to first 100 people).  More details to follow.   Highlights: the tickets, % of bar sales, and a menu special benefit Blue Oven live bluegrass, blues, and folk music courtesy of The Micanopy Porch Band, Jeffrey Forbes, and Seaton Tarrant made possible by the generous support of the Jones B-side and Swamp Head Brewery  Come join us for a lovely afternoon of porch...

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Local Food Week

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013

Local Food Week

Alachua County has declared February 9th through 17th Local Food Week. Click here to find out more about the exciting events going on around the County as we celebrate local food.

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