Let’s Bring Professional Food Processing to Virginia’s Northern Piedmont
Virginia Food Enterprise Centers (VAFEC), a project of the Carver-Piedmont Agricultural Institute, is working to bring value-added food processing to Virginia’s Northern Piedmont region.
We have an opportunity to build a regional food processing center at the historic George Washington Carver Regional High School in Culpeper County. The center will help provide farmers, food-related businesses, and entrepreneurs with an opportunity to expand or begin creating and selling locally grown, value-added products.
Our Mission: To restore underutilized facilities and establish new food processing centers to create value-added products using Virginia’s diverse produce and agricultural products.
To better understand the feasability of a regional food processing center, we would like to hear from area producers and growers, individuals and organizations, as well as potentialbuyers and other clients that would welcome a food processing facility in this region. Please contact us to learn more about this initiative and how you can become involved.
- Strengthen Local Food Systems
- Provide Fair Markets for Farmers
- Address Food Insecurity
- Encourage Healthier Food Choices
- Create Jobs and Inspire Entrepreneurism
- Spur Economic Development
The community’s input is vital to creating a sustainable center that will benefit our local foods economy!
Virginia Food Enterprise Centers
138 Willow Way Lane
Haywood, Virginia 22722