Flash freezing is one of the services offered at the OAFVC.

Tips from a successful food incubator

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trissia Mellor, agriculture manager for the Northumberland County economic development and tourism department, said the Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre (OAFVC) was designed for growers who would like to pursue new product directions for their crops but cannot afford to build such a facility on the farm. The facility is based in Colborne. What is available […] Read more

Edgar Ramirez, of Pleasant Valley Hops, and Kris Mattucci of the OAFVC pour ground-up hops cones into a pelletizer.

The value of a local food incubator

Northumberland and area farmers have grown their businesses thanks to a multi-service food processing facility

Reading Time: 7 minutes When Northumberland County opened its Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre (OAFVC) in 2015, it didn’t know if the farmers who supported the concept in studies and surveys would use it. Three years later, the centre is used by numerous farmers and businesses and it has helped them take their business to another level. Why it matters: […] Read more