Create the Food Business You’ve Dreamed About

OAFVC’s non-profit commercial kitchen is an affordable way for new food entrepreneurs to launch their product. With access to industrial kitchen equipment, you can make your new products - and store and package them - all in one place.

It’s Easy to Build Connections When Your Network’s in One Place

Northumberland’s strong network of agri-food businesses means you’re living near distributors and retailers who are ready to help you get your product out there faster.

And meet like-minded entrepreneurs at BECN’s coworking space or at the newly built offices at Venture 13.


Helping Your New Business Succeed

OAFVC’s expert advisors help with food safety, labelling, and packaging.

The BECN provides business planning and workshops for new businesses.

Grants & Incentives

Visit the Ontario Food Cluster page, for a list of relevant funding programs.

Extra Resources

Checklists and Guides for Starting a Business from the Canada Business Network

Business Registration Services in Ontario from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Starting a business from the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland (BECN)

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