Taproot A Lopez Kitchen

Economic opportunity / Sustainable agriculture / Island food resilience / Food safety and production

aka Taproot Kitchen   |   LOPEZ ISLAND, WA   |  https://lopeztaproot.org

Mission

Taproot is a nonprofit, shared-use, certified commercial food-processing facility on Lopez Island, Washington. Our goals are to: 1) Create jobs by providing facilities for adding value to agricultural products, particularly those grown locally. 2) Provide commercial grade equipment to help families to safely and efficiently process food for their own consumption and to share with their loved ones. 3) Teach safe food handling and processing practices, facilitate small food business startups and general help to provide nourishment and livelihoods to the Lopez Island Community.

Ruling year info

2016

Principal Officer

Randall Waugh

Main address

PO BOX 551

LOPEZ ISLAND, WA 98261 USA

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EIN

81-1346888

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (K11)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Taproot Kitchen Project

Taproot Kitchen primarily serves Lopez Island and San Juan County.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Taproot has assembled a team of food industry experts to begin its farmer and value-added food producer mentoring program. Our plan is to bring together a group of program participants and help guide them through the challenges and joys of food product creation, food safety, business set-up, pricing, marketing and other topics which participants may request.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Low-income people
Working poor
Self-employed people
Retired people

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Taproot A Lopez Kitchen

Board of directors
as of 8/29/2021
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Board chair

Randall Waugh

Taproot A Lopez Kitchen

Jean Perry

Vortex Cafe

Lissa Pfandler

Hewlett-Packard retired

Joan Egan

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