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.
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.
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.
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 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 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!
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.
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!