The Old Prices Fork Elementary School has come to life again as was evident Wednesday with the grand opening of Millstone Kitchen.
Formally known as the Old School Project, the revitalization of the building has been several years in the making and was guided and supported by Live Work Eat Gather, Inc., a nonprofit organization.
Millstone Kitchen was named to honor the history of millstone manufacturing in the Prices Fork community and is part of a three-phase development plan creating the Old School Center. The effort seeks to build a multi-function facility that includes residential apartments, a restaurant, a brewery, and the Millstone Kitchen
Local entrepreneurs, farmers, and community members have guided the project in every step of development in order to determine how best to serve the Prices Fork community, Montgomery County and the broader New River Valley. The collaborative development process has resulted in a flexible, dynamic space filled with everything needed to launch a food business in the New River Valley.
Millstone Kitchen is a unique kitchen, a commercially-licensed kitchen space. Available for rent by the hour, food entrepreneurs can ready their products for sale or test new recipes. They thus have the freedom to explore new markets and customers without the risk of opening their own storefronts. Millstone can also serve as a commissary space for local food trucks, offering prep and storage spaces as well as disposal services.