Mad River Food Hub

Mad River Food Hub charcuterie and whole muscle meat curing. The Mad River Food Hub is an incubator space for food and drink producers in Central Vermont. Small start-up food businesses often never get off the ground because outfitting a home kitchen to meet state and federal regulations is a substantial barrier to entry and dedicated commercial kitchens are cost prohibitive.

The Mad River Food Hub enables food entrepreneurs to test the market for their products and scale up to meet demand within state and federal food processing regulations.

Starting a Food Business the Right Way

The Mad River Food Hub is a fully equipped, licensed vegetable and USDA inspected meat processing facility located in Waitsfield, Vermont.

Aspiring Makers have access to several different types of processing rooms that are available for rent by the day.  In addition, the the facility also offers dry, refrigerated and frozen storage plus equally critical weekly distribution services to retail markets throughout the Mad River Valley, Waterbury, Montpelier, and Burlington.  

The experienced on-site staff can provide valuable business planning assistance, HACCP plan development, and access to a vast network of other food enterprises. The facility is uniquely designed for the small scale food producer who needs a licensed facility at an affordable rate, allowing them to grow their business, one step at a time.

Services Provided at the Mad River Food Hub

  • Fully licensed vegetable and  USDA inspected meat processing facility for rent by the day
  • Wrap around business assistance to help you scale and maximize profitability
  • HACCP plan development assistance
  • Energy efficient, dry, cool and frozen storage
  • Distribution services to local area market outlets