BRINGING PRODUCT IDEAS TO MARKET

Since 2005, Blue Ridge Food Ventures has offered farmers, food and natural products entrepreneurs, caterers, bakers, and food truck and mobile cart operators an opportunity to bring their product ideas to market. We provide:

  • A regulatory compliant production environment and regulatory compliance assistance
  • Product development & process development
  • Training programs 
  • Branding consultation

Blue Ridge Food Ventures: By the Numbers

  • 235+: Clients who have used the services of BRFV since its opening – food producers, farmers natural product-makers, and mobile food businesses
  • 31: Clients who have 'graduated' the program since opening – that is, moved on, many times to open their own manufacturing facility
  • 60: Approximate number of clients actively use the facility during a given quarter
  • $8.6 million+: Value of products made at the facility since 2005
  • 76: Number of individuals employed monthly by clients of BRFV over the last fiscal year
  • 160+: Businesses to which BRFV provided technical assistance in 2013
  • $390,000: Value of natural products produced at the facility in 2013