Stephanie McClenny started Confituras in 2010. Photo from Confituras.

Confituras, Stephanie McClenny’s crazy popular local jam company, announced today that it had signed a lease for a community kitchen space and retail shop just off South Lamar Boulevard.

In 2013, McClenny won a $10,000 grant from the Austin Food and Wine Alliance for an oral history and museum initiative called the Preserving Austin Project, and though we haven’t heard much about what’s next for Preserving Austin, McClenny has always had the dream of opening a kitchen that would also act as an incubator for women-owned businesses. The new Confituras kitchen will be located in a building that is under construction at 2129 Goodrich Ave., and McClenny, who currently sells her jams at local farmers markets and shops, such as Antonelli’s and Royal Blue, says she hopes to open the kitchen and retail store by this fall.

She says that anyone interested in being a part of the kitchen community through space rental or providing their business acumen should contact her via email at

The new Confituras community kitchen and retail space is under construction on Goodrich Avenue, just off South Lamar Boulevard. Photo from Stephanie McClenny.