The Plant is, in addition to being an enviro-geek heaven, a place where food is made. All of the businesses that are housed in the plant make tasty things for you to eat, which allows consumers to participate in the process.
Pleasant House Bakery
“It would have been easy to go ahead and get a sterile facility somewhere that would allow us to keep up with demand, but The Plant came along and it’s so perfect for us in so many ways,” said Pleasant House Bakery owner Art Jackson. The Bridgeport restaurant, famous for its savory pies, was experiencing so much demand for its products that they started producing food in a much larger kitchen at The Plant.
Kombucha, a fermented beverage that has attained cult status in health food circles, also is being produced at The Plant. “The more oxygen I can get to pump through the kombucha fermenters,” explains Nathan Wyse in a video he made about the business, “the better it is for everyone.” Conveniently, the hydroponics operations in The Plant produce tons of excess oxygen that they need to dispose of. The Kombucha is sour, tangy and a bit fizzy, and is made using spring water, Indian black tea and yerba mate.
Peerless Bread and Jam
One of the bakery tenants of The Plant is Peerless Bread and Jam. Peerless makes naturally leavened (that is, made from live yeast starters without added commercial yeast) breads and jams that are sold at Green City Market throughout the year. A nthony Todd