All Processing Rooms are Available for Booking!

To access or use the various rooms in the OAFVC, please contact us by registering for the website and booking the required area through the facility schedule.

Please note - in order to do your own processing you must have an up-to-date Food Safety - Food Handler Course certificate. Please present your certificate to the OAFVC before entering the processing area. Labour fees may apply for any processing done by OAFVC employees.

Fruit and Vegetable Processing

Our fruit and vegetable processing area is available for clients looking to wash, sanitize, hull, slice, dice, press, or dehydrate produce. The fruit and vegetable processing room is available for a half-day rate of $150.00 and a full-day rate of $240.00.

Commercial Kitchen

Our commercial kitchen is now open for use as of December 1, 2015. This room is available for clients looking to use a gas-range stove, double convection ovens, tilt skillet or tilt kettles, and a flash freezer. The room is available for a half-day rate of $150.00 and a full-day rate of $240.00.

Packaging

Our packaging area is open for use. This room is available for clients looking to use vacuum packaging, Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), tamper-evident seals, heat-sealed pouches, and more. The room is available for a half-day rate of $100.00 and a full-day rate of $180.00.

Frozen Storage

Frozen storage at our centre runs at a temperature of -18C (0F) with a limit of 65 pallets in the freezer area. The freezer is available at a cost of $40.00/pallet per month!

Cold Storage

Cold storage at our centre runs at a temperature of 3C to 6C (38F to 42F) and has a limit of 30 pallets in the cold-storage area. The cold-storage space is available at a cost of $40.00/pallet per month!

Dry Storage

Our dry storage is located in the main open area of our facility where large shelving for skids is available. Access to this storage space to bring in or retrieve your products is available within 48-hours notice. The cost for dry storage at the OAFVC is $30.00/pallet per month. 

Tempering Storage

The product-controlled tempering room can thaw frozen product by increasing frozen temperatures to the melting (or unfrozen) point and bring product from room temperature down to the frozen point. While we also have the technology to freeze with our nitrogen blast freezer, the tempering process is done much slower to preserve certain product quality and minimize microbial growth. The tempering room can run from 0F to 70F or -18C to 21C and can run over a varied period of time - determined by product, size, and weight. The maximum limit for our tempering room is 12 pallets and will be limited to one client at a time.

We hope to hear from you all soon!

The OAFVC Team

Buy Local Northumberland!

Buy Local Campaign in Northumberland County

As a resident of Northumberland County you have the inside scoop on what makes our community unique. This summer we want you to share with us photos that capture the vibrancy, richness, and one-of-a-kind experiences that our county has to offer. In deciding the winners, a panel of judges will consider both the artistic merits of the entries, and their success in capturing the people, places, and events that shape our community.

1st Prize $300 • 2nd Prize $150 • Category Prizes $50     Contest Deadline: September 1st, 2016

The OAFVC is a proud supporter of local businesses and spending within the community. We encourage everyone who is interested to learn a little more about the Buy Local Campaign by visiting http://buynorthumberland.ca