Vegetable And Butcher Moving To New 32,000 sq ft Space In Maryland!
Union Kitchen Accelerator Members, Turner Hoff and Ariane Valle, the co-founders of Vegetable and Butcher, are preparing to embark on an exciting new chapter for their local meal delivery service. After finding success in the bustling city of Washington, DC, Vegetable and Butcher have outgrown their current space and the company is now set to move its headquarters to a new 32,000 square foot facility in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. This strategic decision promises to bring significant growth opportunities for the company and the region's economy.
The move to Maryland was made possible by the approval of generous loans and grants from both the state and county, amounting to nearly $1 million. This financial backing is a testament to the recognition and support Vegetable and Butcher has gained for its innovative approach to providing healthy, convenient, and locally sourced meals. The relocation to Upper Marlboro will enable Vegetable and Butcher to quadruple its existing space, facilitating increased production capacity and overall efficiency. The company's leaders view this expansion as a crucial step in realizing their vision of making nutritious, chef-prepared meals more accessible to individuals and families throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
With the funds from the state and county, Vegetable and Butcher aims to invest in building out the new headquarters, creating a state-of-the-art facility that aligns with their commitment to sustainable practices and quality culinary experiences. Additionally, these financial resources will empower the company to create approximately 184 new jobs within the next three years, a significant boost to the local job market. This ambitious hiring plan represents more than triple the current 56-person headcount, signaling the company's intent to play a key role in driving economic growth in the region.
Turner and Ariane got their start in the Union Kitchen shared commercial kitchen. The duo worked with the Accelerator team to develop their mission and strategy, and leveraged the resources available to them through the Union Kitchen Ecosystem to bring it to life. They owned their own manufacturing from day one and built out their initial process in the shared kitchen space, and after focusing on hyper-local growth, were able to open their own facility.
One of the central driving forces behind Vegetable and Butcher's success has been its dedication to providing customers with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. By moving their headquarters to Maryland, the company is positioning itself closer to regional farms and producers, further strengthening their commitment to supporting local agriculture and reducing the carbon footprint of their supply chain.
As Vegetable and Butcher sets its sights on expanding across the Mid-Atlantic region, the move to Upper Marlboro marks a significant milestone in their journey. It represents the confidence of both state and county authorities in the company's mission and potential. The community can anticipate exciting developments as Vegetable and Butcher continues to deliver on its promise of providing wholesome, chef-prepared meals right to their doorstep. Check out the entire Washington Business Journal Article HERE!