Food Production

for Farmers
Bob Hatton | Associate Director


​​East End Food plays a vital role in supporting local farms by transforming fresh produce into value-added products. Through processes like canning, pickling and freezing, our kitchen team extends the shelf life of farm-fresh goods while preserving their flavors and nutritional value. This collaboration sustains farms, reduces food waste and satisfies consumers with delicious, farm-to-table offerings.


Private label recipes are a great option for farms with surplus produce. Our team has developed many recipes that can be adapted using various fruits, vegetables and herbs.

If you have recipes you’d like to turn into retail or wholesale products, we can help you develop, test and scale up your recipe for production. If needed, we’ll file the necessary paperwork with Cornell Food Venture Center to certify your shelf-stable goods and produce those for you. During our slower season, November through May, we are available to explore new recipe-testing and co-packing relationships with farmers and small-scale food producers.

Our shared community kitchen is available for licensed businesses to produce their own products. Bookings are conveniently managed via an online system to fit your schedule and production needs.*

*Our kitchen is currently full. Interested applicants should complete the Kitchen Interest Form to join the waitlist.

We purchase wholesale, surplus produce from local farms to be processed and frozen for distribution to food pantries, senior centers, schools and other institutions across the East End.

We offer workshops and trainings with certified professionals in First Aid/CPR, food managers courses and more.