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- Visit CAM FoodWorks, an artisan food producer and co-packer on September 30
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Visit CAM FoodWorks, an artisan food producer and co-packer on September 30
Have you always wanted to preserve those delicious tomatoes or Meyer lemons left from market but didn’t have the time or licenses, let alone a commercial kitchen to make products in? Look no more. CAM FoodWorks is launching a specialty food co-packing facility at 4308 Redwood Highway, Suite 100 in San Rafael. Join us for a 2pm tour on September 30 to meet Merilee and tour their facility at 4308 Redwood Highway, Suite 100, in San Rafael. Please RSVP at: http://ucanr.org/camfoodworks, so we know how many are coming.
The project is the brainchild of Russ Hamel, development director at Community Action Marin (CAM). Russ describes his idea, “We had just secured this new beautiful kitchen to prepare 1,500 Headstart meals during the week and we were looking for a way to make full use of the kitchen.” Merilee Olson came to CAM by way of PRESERVEsonoma, an artisan food company she founded in Sebastopol. Her first efforts there won her a Good Food Award shared with Nancy Skall of Middleton Farm in Healdsburg this past year.
Merrilee has been cooking, chefing and making food products since her early training at California Culinary Academy and her experiences at Bon Appetit Management Company, a food services company dedicated to sustainable practices. She’ll be working with farmers in the Bay Area providing co-packing and private label services out of the FoodWorks kitchen.
“We have the license, the facility, and the knowledge to create unique, delicious, artisanal products for our clients,” says Marilee. Russ adds, “We’re really confident in Marilee’s ability. It’s a great fit for CAM’s mission and provides a service to the local agricultural community.”
Marin farmer Peter Martinelli explains, “I’m excited about the idea of Merrilee taking my recipe for Meyer lemon marmalade and making it for me under my label. It really adds value and stretches my season and ability to provide my farmers market customers with a preserved version of my lemons.”
You can contact Merrilee Olson at CAM’s FoodWorks Kitchen at (415) 526-7500, ext. 7526 or at email@example.com.