WESTERN MA FOOD
PROCESSING CENTER

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Promoting economic development through
entrepreneurship, providing opportunities for
sustaining local agriculture, and promoting
best practices for food producers
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Promoting economic development through  entrepreneurship, providing opportunities for  sustaining local agriculture, and promoting best practices for food producers

Research, Development & Prototyping

Are you an entrepreneur with a stellar recipe? Ready to commercialize and scale? The

Schedule a trial run with our team. We will work with you to turn your recipe into a commercial formula, select appropriate packaging, generate a compliant label, and create a prototype of your product. WFMPC offers prototyping services from November-May.

Co-packing

Are you an established business looking for co-packing support? We can help!

The WMFPC specializes in hot pack and hold processing for shelf-stable prepared and acidified foods. Additionally, we offer slow and individual-quick-freeze processing. If your food product doesn’t fit into these categories, please give us a call to discuss. If it does, please submit an interest form to connect with our team.

Value-Added

Turn your crops into value-added products!

The Western MA Food Processing Center can turn your crops into value added products. We offer 12 recipes for products that will feature your tomatoes, peppers, cukes, root veggies, apples and more! Farmers deliver the key ingredient(s) to Greenfield and the WMFPC team will process, bottle, label and pack for you. We provide bottle, lid, label and case. Farmers sell finished product at their farms stands, as part of CSA’s and in the wholesale market.

About Us

The Western MA Food Processing Center was created in 2001 to support new and growing food businesses as they navigate the path of bringing a food product to market. The WMFPC offers rental manufacturing space as well as co-packing services to food businesses in the commonwealth and beyond. We also work with local farms to make value-added products, like jams, sauces, pickles and purees. In addition to these services, our team also provides one-on-one counseling and technical assistance, supporting you with business planning, product development, regulatory compliance, food safety and more. Our mission is to promote economic development through entrepreneurship, provide opportunities for sustaining local agriculture, and promote best practices for food producers.

Our Team

Our Team
Liz Buxton

Director of Operations

413-774-7204 ext.110

Ary Rodriguez

Production Team Leader

David Lopez

Sanitation Specialist

Kate Minifie

Food Entrepreneurship Program Manager

413-774-7204 ext.104

Evan Manning

Operations Team Leader

Carlos Cardenales

Production Worker

Scott Savoie

Floor Supervisor

Peter Shermeta

Production Worker

Greg Gomes

Shift Supervisor

Meet our Entrepreneurs

Whole Harmony

Whole Harmony is a health & wellness brand dedicated to Plant Medicine. Passionate Herbalists who study the properties | energies | actions of Plants.
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Simple Gifts Farm

Simple Gifts Farm Store Exists To Bring The Best Of The Local Food System To The North Amherst Community. They Aim To Provide Food To …
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Old Friends

Old Friends Farm grows food and flowers with integrity. They offer fair pay to their workers and owners, and foster connection between the community and local agriculture.
Visit Old Friends’ Website

Maple Craft Foods

Maple Craft Foods produces a line of flavored maple syrups. The family still taps their own trees, but also use high quality, organic maple syrup supplied by friends…
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Smokey Divas

If you’re looking to raise the bar on flavor and heat at your next barbecue give 92nd Sauce a try! 92nd Sauce is not for the timid. The flavor is incredibly rich…
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Jay

Husband And Wife, Jason And Shannon Green Realized They Had Something Awesome Going When They Started Getting multiple request…
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Cape Cod Howlin

Howlin’ Hot Sauce was born on Anguilla, a tiny island in the Caribbean, and perfected on the Cape. They make every effort to keep their products sustainable.
Visit Cape Cod Howlin’s Website

Herrels

Herrels homemade hot fudge is made in small batches from scratch, using the exact same recipe they’re been ladling onto their award-winning ice cream at their ice cream…
Visit Herrel’s Website

Full moon

Ghee is clarified butter—a lactose-free, shelf-stable, high-heat cooking oil with origins in ancient India. To make our ghee, we begin with butter that comes from healthy…
Visit Full Moon Ghee’s Website

Phoenix Fruit

Phoenix Fruit Farm is a newly-founded orchard business as of 2017. The farm has a long history in the community, and has been in orchard production since 1963.
Visit Phoenix Fruit Farm’s Website

Oxen Hill

As a family, Oxen Hill manages a USDA Certified Organic vegetable and flower farm that primarily serves their CSA customers, while also catering to local groceries…
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The Plant Colors

For use in chocolate and in frosting and icing containing butter, cream, cream cheese, and other fats.
Visit The Plant Colors’ Website