The newest food hub in Lindsay Heights is now open! The Innovations and Wellness Commons opened in October 2015. Please join new tenants, Outpost Natural Foods Co-op Learning and Event Center, The Juice Kitchen, Fondy Food Center Offices, and MCFI to support these local businesses that have invested in the North Avenue business corridor at 1617 W. North Avenue.
The Commons Phase I tenant partnerships focus specifically on creating a healthy food oasis by building a community of food retail, production, and wholesale tenants. The siting of The Juice Kitchen, and housing the Fondy Food Center Offices is just the start of increasing healthy options for residents. The Juice Kitchen serves thousands of healthy food options to customers annually. Fondy Farmers Market creates year-long healthy food options at winter and summer farmers markets. The Outpost Natural Foods space hosts local vendors each week at the Outpost Makers Market. MCFI serves children daily by preparing fresh meals.
The Juice Kitchen
A Juice & Smoothie Bar
Phone: (414) 897-8635
Hours: M-F, 7:00 AM-3:00 PM
The Juice Kitchen is a locally owned business that produces and sells a variety of fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies. The Juice Kitchen has become a social center bounded by a culture of caring for one another’s well-being. The Juice Kitchen uses fresh ingredients to create nutrient-rich, healthy fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies. The Juice Kitchen also offers nutrition, fitness, and leadership training programs to residents.
Outpost Learning & Event Center
Join our friends at Outpost Natural Foods Coop in the newly renovated Outpost Learning & Event Center. The Learning Center is host to Outpost-sponsored community workshops, education and events, as well as health and wellness-related activities through Walnut Way, The Juice Kitchen, Fondy Food Center and Milwaukee Center for Independence.
Be sure to visit the Learning Center for the new Outpost Makers Market. Buy direct from the vendor – stock up on locally made, artisan products. The market is free to attend. Come on in! Visit us and be sure to bring your reusable shopping bag.
Fondy Food Center Admin Office
Phone: (414) 933-8121
Markets: Fondy Farmers Market – 2200 W Fond du Lac Ave (located nearby in Lindsay Heights)
The Fondy Food Center Administrative offices are located at The Innovations and Wellness Commons. Fondy connects Greater Milwaukee to local, fresh food – from farm to market to table – so that children learn better, adults live healthier, and communities celebrate cultural food traditions. From the programs like Fondy Farmers Market on Milwaukee’s Northside to the Milwaukee County Winter Farmers Market to the Fondy Farm – Fondy’s projects work together to improve fresh, local food access for all.
Milwaukee Center for Independence Commercial Kitchen
MCFI is a Milwaukee-based nonprofit that offers life-changing programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, special needs, and barriers to success. The MCFI Hospitality Academy, which is leasing space for a commercial kitchen in The Commons, provides on-the-job training for individuals interested in working in the hospitality industry. MCFI uses the commercial kitchen to prepare fresh, healthy meals for its contract clients – child care centers and schools that serve mainly low-income families. The kitchen provides jobs and paid training opportunities to local residents and offer job opportunities in other MCFI facilities.