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Deborah Blum of Goatlandia Farm, “a sanctuary and forever home to orphaned, abused or neglected farm animals,” is opening a vegan kitchen in Sebastopol. The space will be called Goatlandia Kitchen and be located at 6811 Laguna Park Way.
In addition to functioning as a catering kitchen, a way that Blum has been fundraising for Goatlandia for the last couple of years, Blum tells What Now San Francisco that the kitchen will be used for the sanctuary’s “Lunchtime Takeover” food advocacy program, as well as host pop-up events, as previously reported by Sonoma County Gazette,
Blum says that Goatlandia Kitchen will host brunches, lunches, and dinners that serve vegan cuisine — for example, a BBQ dinner with seitan ribs and vegan mac and cheese, or a brunch offering tofu benedict made using scrambled tofu, a bacon substitute, and fried avocado, topped with a cashew cream hollandaise sauce. The events will range from casual to five-course meals with wine pairings.
The Laguna Park Way space was formerly home to a BBQ restaurant and offers a large kitchen, a covered patio, and an outdoor dining room — where Blum shares that the majority of seating will be located.
The building is currently being renovated. Blum plans to install all new appliances, lay a new floor, and paint. She hopes the kitchen will be finished by January and, once completed, will begin remodeling the dining room. Blum predicts that Goatlandia Kitchen will be fully functional in the spring of 2023.
Blum tells What Now San Francisco that she believes “we can nourish ourselves in a way that’s good for the planet” and that she is “excited to be part of the community.”