Where We Are With Localmotive

As you probably know, the students of LiHigh School recently opened a student-driven restaurant named Localmotive. Open three days a week from 3:30pm to 6:30pm, the restaurant strived to bring high-quality, locally-sourced meals to the community of Poultney and its surrounding towns. Because the students will still learning their way around a kitchen, we opted to serve the meals cold and have customers bring them home to heat up.

As you might imagine, that particular business model was not wildly successful. But serving cold food was never our final vision. It was merely Phase One for getting the students comfortable with the restaurant business.

Which is why we’re excited to announce that, starting in July, Localmotive will be reopening with fresh food prepared to order, just like a “regular” take-out restaurant!

What’s more, we’ll be offering a new and dynamic menu that will be designed by the students each morning based on what’s available from our local farming partners!

On top of that, we’ll be changing our hours to coincide with lunch, rather than dinner, which means you’ll be able to just pop by during your break for an awesome, locally produced lunch at way more than fair prices!

(and we’ve now officially exceeded our quota for exclamation points)

Localmotive will be closed until July, however, as our students are taking a much deserved break. Our summer program starts on July 1st, where students will be working in crews to operate the kitchen, installing a new landscape design on our front lawn, learning how to build a homemade oven for bread and pizza, and providing assistance on various farms throughout Rutland County.

We hope you’re as excited as we are about Phase Two of Localmotive, and we hope to see you in early July for a grand re-opening!

Author: Kyle Callahan

Hi, I'm Kyle. I'm an advisor at LiHigh School. I've been involved in progressive education since I was in high school. I was an original member (and student representative) of the Progressive Program at Green Mountain College, and for my Master's degree, I attended Goddard College, which started the trend toward progressive education in the 1960s. Along with teaching at LiHigh School, I teach courses in creative writing and communications at Green Mountain College. I live with my wife and daughter in Poultney.

Comments are closed.