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Want to expand your product line, but don’t want to renovate your commercial facility just to try it?

OAFVC’s state-of-the-art commercial kitchen is an affordable way for you to test those new products you’ve been dreaming of trying - but with minimal risk involved. And when you’re ready to expand on your own, find developed sites available to build that spacious facility you’ve always wanted.

Learn more about OAFVC’s Commercial Kitchen

Join a Strong Network of Agri-Food Businesses

Reduce costs and time-to-market with your entire supply chain in one place. From farmers to distributors, Northumberland’s strong agri-food network helps innovative companies - like Number E Tea - succeed.

“In 2016, we realized starting a business was complex and out of our realm of experience. We contacted the BECN and enrolled in the Faster Forward Business Success Program which paired us with coaches experienced in the areas where our business needed assistance. It was a pleasure working with such knowledgeable and extremely motivating people, receiving guidance, mentorship and information which helped set our business in the right direction.”

Chris & Sarah Pelletier, Number E Tea Brighton

Learn more about Agri-Food in Northumberland 

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Get the hands-on municipal support you can only find in small towns - while still reaching urban markets

Nearby Toronto, Oshawa, and Kingston: Canada’s largest markets within reach - less than 2 hours away via the 401 and 407.

Our friendly economic development team will help you navigate red tape and provide ongoing support, so you can start innovating and distributing sooner.

“For years I have looked for a mentor to help guide my business. I found them at our Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland. To be able to have your business constructively scrutinized, and to be able to run ideas by professionals, gives me confidence that we are moving toward a stronger business.”

Bob Cowin, Lakeshore Hydrant Services Inc., Cobourg

More Support Services in Northumberland

The Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland (BECN)

Offers business advice, help with funding, coworking spaces.

Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre (OAFVC)

Provides up-to-date advice on food safety standards and packaging requirements.

Venture 13 business incubator

Provides leading facilities and networking opportunities for new tech companies.

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