Where To Begin
Blue Ridge Food Ventures, LLC is for entrepreneurs, farmers, food manufacturers, restaurateurs, herb growers, caterers, bakers and chefs—anyone who has an idea for a food product or service that needs a place to produce and package foods for human consumption. Get Started Now! Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section on starting a food busines.
What Products can be made at BRFV?
These are just a few of the products that can be made at BRFV:
Baked goods such as breads, cookies, biscotti, pies
Catered fresh foods
Specialty and ethnic foods
Herbal tinctures and extracts
Tea and spice mixtures
Dried products such as apples, tomatoes, herbs, and shiitake mushrooms
Pasta, granola, dry mixes
Prepared meals for home delivery
Frozen fruits and vegetables
Specialty jams, jellies and fruit butters
Pickles and relishes
Hot sauces and salsas
Chocolates and candies
How Much Will It Cost?
Clients only pay for the time they use the space. There is a basic hourly rental fee for kitchen space; there are also monthly charges for space used in coolers or dry storage. The facility can be used on a daily basis, part-time, or seasonally, with access 24 hours a day/ seven days a week.
Blue Ridge Food Ventures is located in the Small Business Incubator Building on the A-B Tech Enka Campus, at 1461 Sand Hill Road, Candler, NC 28715, just west of Asheville.
Driving directions from I-40 West or East: Take Exit 44. At the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp, turn right. Then, go to the fourth traffic light and turn left on Sand Hill Road. Turn immediately into the first entrance on the left and arrive onto the campus. BRFV is straight ahead in the red brick wing of the building facing you. A sign over the red double doors welcomes you to Blue Ridge Food Ventures. Parking is plentiful.
AdvantageWest and Blue Ridge Food Ventures enabled me to turn my idea for a business into a reality. You rock!
Using Blue Ridge Food Ventures, I was able to move quickly to get my award-winning product from testing to full production in just a year.
, Executive Director
Blue Ridge Food Ventures
1461 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715
Email Chris Reedy