East Wind Community Kitchen was conceptualized and started in its current incarnation at the 2009 New Mexico annual gathering. It was created by an intentional community in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri called East Wind. The community manufactures nut butters on a commercial scale, and each year the kitchen brings over 500 pounds of peanut butter, almond butter, and cashew butter to donate to Main Supply and to serve through the 24 hour nut butter bar in the kitchen. Often times you’ll hear the catchy trademark – “peace, love, and peanut butter” circulating through this kitchen and will be offered nut butters at any time, day or night.
When you catch them at the right time, you can find incredible vegan and vegetarian food cooked by a myriad of different chefs. In Tennessee in 2012, East Wind kitchen teamed up with Green & Purple to serve main circle with combined resources and the following year in Montana were seen bringing large pots of spicy peanut butter mixtures to main circle.
The crew changes every year depending on who from the community decides to go, but some of the same faces are seen on a yearly basis. The kitchen’s been getting bigger every year with more and more interest in Rainbow developing at East Wind Community and as other intentional communities band together with this kitchen.