products produced at battenkill kitchenIf you are thinking of starting and developing a processed food product to sell for retail sales, the following are suggested steps you should do:  

1.  Contact the Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship at the NYS Food Venture Center. Their purpose is to provide comprehensive assistance to beginning and established food entrepreneurs in New York State.

630 W. North Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Phone  Elizabeth Sullivan
at 315-787-2273 or e-mail at

2.  For a food processing license, contact the Food Safety Department at:

10B Airline Dr., Albany, NY 12235

kdenergyphoto3.  To rent an approved commercial kitchen,
contact The Battenkill Kitchen.


Our Sister Organization:
Salem Courthouse Community Center

Local Resources:
Salem Chamber of Commerce
Town of Salem

RecipetoMarket2010-070Additional Resources:

Ag Economic Development Program of Saratoga
and Washington County

Regional Farm and Food Project

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of NY

Adirondack Harvest

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Farmers Market Federation of New York

The Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship (NECFE)

New York State Department of Ag and Markets

NYS Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association

Penn State Food Processor Resources

Small Scale Food Processors Association