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Farm to Fork to open café in Portland

Sherry Hurley, who has been operating Farm to Fork as a catering business for several years, will move its catering operations into a former firehouse at 2425 Portland Ave., and open its first café there later in the summer. The building doubles the space Hurley currently has, which will allow her to continue to expand.

As a recent Insider Louisville story points out, Hurley will be joining several other businesses run by women in the Portland area. Karyn Moskowitz operates New Roots there, which strives to provide healthier food options for an area with few fresh food purveyors. Jessica Pendergrass runs Louisville Grows in Portland, Colleen Clines has the Anchal Project and Laura Rountree is chef at The Table, a pay-what-you-can-or-think-it-is-worth restaurant.

Hurley is leasing the building but hopes to buy it in the future. Farm to Fork is moving its offices into the Anchor Building at 2509 Portland Ave. soon, and next month, its catering kitchen will open in the former firehouse. Hurley hopes to have the café serving in the late summer. The cafe will serve breakfast and lunch. The menu is still in the works but likely will include grits, biscuits, soup, salads and sandwiches.