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Community garden provides a model for what could be

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In the dead of winter when nothing is growing on the Northern Plains, our modern food system bring us produce from the “Smile” of southern states from California to the East Coast, as well as all the way down through Mexico and South America. I appreciate the accessibility of year-round fresh produce that my ancestors never had.

Gardening alongside farming rooted a rural way of life for generations before me. Modern-day rural life allowed me to give up gardening four or five years ago while juggling kids’ schedules and a heavier workload and rely on farmers markets and on my grocery store for fresh produce. And while I have missed the beauty of canned vegetables, fruits and sauces on my pantry shelf, I haven’t missed the work of “putting up a garden” this time of year as my ancestors did to feed their families through the winter.

My lack of

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Swiggy’s cloud kitchen model is set to transform dining

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When food delivery startup Swiggy started cloud kitchens three years ago, it was a sideshow in its food delivery business. The concept caught on as restaurant brands that had a following in one area could expand easily into new localities or even other cities. Investment in real estate was reduced because these kitchens could be smaller and didn’t need premium locations, apart from doing away with seating and the staff for serving.

Various models arose. Some introduced cloud kitchens in addition to restaurants for expansion, like Chennai’s Buhari becoming available in Coimbatore. Others like Rebel Foods created fully virtual brands that only came from dark kitchens. This became a new real estate and services play as restaurants only had to provide cooking staff while everything else, including cleaning and maintenance, could be outsourced.

Cloud kitchens caught a new impetus after the covid pandemic struck this year. Now even high-end restaurants

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Chef’s kitchen in Stock’s Newport model in Quail West a popular highlight

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Stock Custom Homes, one of Southwest Florida’s most highly respected luxury home builders, has a furnished model available to tour and purchase in the beautiful, upscale community of Quail West. 



a kitchen with a sink and a window: Stock Custom Homes’ Newport model in Quail West features two island counters in the kitchen.


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Stock Custom Homes’ Newport model in Quail West features two island counters in the kitchen.

The Newport is a four-bedroom plus study/four full-bath/two half-bath home with 5,837 square feet under air and 9,038 total square feet, including two two-car garages.

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Since its completion, many prospective buyers have toured the model and commented on several outstanding features of the home. One of the most mentioned features is its kitchen, which can only be described as a Chef’s dream.

The kitchen has two island counters, a large walk-in pantry and an abundance of cabinetry and countertop space. Nearby is the breakfast area, a wine room and an open bar, easily accessible to the Grand Reception area.

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