Fines Creek kitchen lands grant
Southwestern NC Planning and Economic Development Commission (SWC) has awarded Fines Creek Community Association a Toolbox Implementation Fund grant in the amount of $ 3,500.
Funds will be used to upgrade the Fines Creek value-added kitchen project.
The commission is an arm of the NC Appalachian Regional Commission.
The kitchen and cafeteria in the Fines Creek Community Center were certified as a Level 1 value-added kitchen in 2011. This certification allows jams, jellies, high acid foods and baked goods to be made for public consumption.
The kitchen can be rented by the hour for personal use, or by individuals who would like to sell products to the public.