We take community very seriously here at Wholesome Harvest Food Co-op. As a community-owned business, we couldn't exist without the support of each and every one of our member-owners, customers, farmers, volunteers, and employees. We value the connections we make every day with Allegany County, the Appalachian region, and the people who live here. So, thank you for visiting our site, and for getting involved. We are excited to work with you.
Member-Owner Kitchen Rental
Wholesome Harvest Food Co-op welcomes member-owners to rent our community kitchen for an hourly, partial or full day fee. This rental opportunity is exclusive to member-owners who need access to commercial equipment or a larger workspace for the purpose of preparing foods not intended for sale to the public. For additional information and fees, please download our Member-Owner Kitchen Rental Agreement Application below.
Small Food Business Kitchen Incubator Program
In keeping with our mission to generate revenue streams for our local economy, WHFC introduced the Small Food Business Kitchen Incubator Program in January 2022 as an opportunity for up-and-coming food businesses in the Western Maryland region who do not yet have a commercial kitchen space of their own to grow their business. This program provides new food entrepreneurs with access to commercial kitchen space that meets health department standards, educational resources and tools for lasting success, a broadened market of consumers, and locally, ethically, and sustainably sourced ingredients. To learn more about the qualifications for WHFC's Kitchen Incubator Program, please download the Incubator Program Application Packet below or book a consultation with our Kitchen Coordinator.
At WHFC, we strive to provide opportunities for every need in our community in compliance with all Allegany County Health Department (ACHD) regulations. We are proud to work closely with the ACHD to ensure all programs conducted by and in our community kitchen observe legal health and food safety practices. For questions about our community kitchen, please contact our Kitchen Coordinator.
Owner and Founder of Charcuterie by Kar, Karlee Raines, specializes in charcuterie and grazing tables for special occasions and gatherings and has recently started offering classes through Wholesome Harvest Food Co-op to share her talents with the community. To learn more about Charcuterie by Kar, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.
AJ's Cookie Jar (formerly Macarons by Ashley) is owned and operated by Ashley Emerick. Ashley specializes in French macarons, gourmet cookies and specialty desserts. To place an order, book an event, and learn more about AJ's Cookie Jar, visit their website, or follow them on Facebook. AJ's Cookie Jar will be opening their brick and mortar location in August 2023!
Work or volunteer in our storefront! Get to know our products, engage with our customers, and gain first-hand experience with co-op life.
If you have a passion for food, there might be a career or volunteer opportunity for you in our co-op kitchen. Help us prepare fresh foods daily, fulfill wholesale orders, and gain experience with professional catering.
Cooperatives are community-based businesses which means community outreach and relationships are critical to the longevity of our organization. Contact us to learn how you can get involved with spreading the co-op word!
Whether we are hosting an event, or participating in one as a vendor, WHFC is involved with a lot of the fun in Allegany County. If you have a knack for organization or just throw a good party, we can use your help planning our next event!
There's a lot that goes on behind the scenes at WHFC. Ask us how your administrative or book-keeping experience might be helpful to our team!
Find out how you can get involved with Wholesome Harvest Food Co-op. We look forward to working with you!
We need volunteers to help us transport our plastic and cardboard to the recycling center. No commitment! Just stop in any time during our normal hours to pick up a load. Thank you for your contribution to a more sustainable community!