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 WFMPC offers prototyping services from November-May.

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.

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

Carlos Cardenales

Production Worker

Evan Manning

Warehouse and Packaging Lead

Kate Minifie

Food Entrepreneurship Program Manager

413-774-7204 ext.104

Jason Noyes

Production Shift Lead

Ary Rodriguez

Production Worker

Scott Savoie

Floor Supervisor

Peter Shermeta

Production Worker

Meet our Entrepreneurs

Cape Cod Howlin’ Hot Sauce

Cape Cod Howlin’ Hot Sauce was born on Anguilla, a tiny island in the Caribbean, and perfected on the Cape.
Visit Cape Cod Howlin’s Website

Jay’s Wicked Hot Sauce

Husband and wife team Jason and Shannon Green realized they had something awesome going when they started getting requests for their hot sauce.
Visit Jay’s Website

Smokey Diva’s

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!
Visit Smokey Divas’ 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.
Visit Maple Craft’s Website

Old Friends Farm

Old Friends Farm We grow 28 acres of Certified Organic salads, vegetables, and flowers. They are widely known for pioneering Northeast-grown ginger and turmeric, and for the specialty products they make with these powerful roots.
Visit Old Friends Farm’s website

Simple Gifts Farm

Simple Gifts Farm Store exists to bring the best of the local food system to the North Amherst community.
Visit Simple Gifts Farm website

Whole Harmony

Whole Harmony is a health and wellness brand dedicated to Plant Medicine with a line of Wellness Tonics and Balancing Botanical Teas.
Visit Whole Harmony’s website

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