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A FARM Café Wish List

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Article Published: Feb. 20, 2012 | Modified: Feb. 20, 2012
A FARM Café Wish List

Appalachian State University students work on FARM Café during this year's MLK Challenge.

Photo by Marie Freeman

From salt and pepper shakers to soup kettles and a commercial refrigerator, gently used kitchen items are needed and welcomed by FARM (Feed All Regardless of Means) Café as it prepares for its April opening.

The pay-what-you-can community café is releasing its wish list, which contains items community members may have and no longer use, or are willing to purchase from area thrift stores. Area businesses may also have the commercial-size items needed.

“It doesn’t have to be new,” FARM board of directors president Renee Boughman said. “In fact, we encourage the concept of reuse and recycling. Part of the fun and community aspect of this venture is that our glasses and silverware can be mismatched, and our larger items will have come from other businesses.”

One local restaurant has already donated 17 boxes of old dishware, and another business has contributed two computers and other office items. Other items on the wish list are:

• office safe
• desk calculator
• computer printer
• napkins and paper towels
• hand towels
• spatulas
• whisks
• large kitchen spoons
• wooden spoons
• measuring cups
• measuring spoons
• 2-quart Cambro containers
• 2-quart Cambro container lids
• 4-quart Cambro containers
• 4-quart Cambro containers lids
• metal mixing bowls
• 2-inch hotel pans
• half sheet pans
• full sheet pans
• commercial blender – Vitamix if possible
• hand blender
• 8-inch saute pans – Teflon
• tongs
• kitchen knives
• stockpots
• stainless kitchen table – 3 or 4 ft. long
• drink glasses – 8 to 10 oz.
• silverware – knives, forks, spoons – (can be mismatched from thrift stores)
• commercial electric convection oven
• commercial refrigerator – used – half/size is great with stainless work top
• plastic 2 oz. garnish cups
• creative/stylish napkin holders
• salt/pepper shakers
• a commercial mop bucket
• two 55-gallon trashcans with lids (for composting)
• 3 or 4 pump air-pots for coffee
• creamers (pottery is fine)
• shelf liners – plastic
• can opener
• two commercial cutting boards

Items may be brought to FARM Café, located at 617 W. King St. in Boone, weekdays between noon and 5 p.m. To contribute, or for more information, contact Renee Boughman at ( or (828) 773-5756.

FARM Café is a non-profit, pay-what-you-can community café that aims to build a healthy and inclusive community, while providing high-quality meals produced from local sources whenever possible and served in a restaurant where everybody eats regardless of means. Learn more at

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