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Below is a list of commercial kitchens in the Pioneer Valley. The kitchens on this list are not guaranteed to be available for community use. We suggest reaching out to these facilities to discuss your needs and to find out more information about use policy, equipment, and what can be produced. Click on the kitchen name to access their website.
For resources outside of Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin County visit MDAR’s Kitchens in MA page.
Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center, Greenfield
The Center charges an hourly fee for production, and fees for storage rental, etc. For certain members, a batch or per unit charge may be negotiated after several runs of product. They also provide co-packing and technical assistance for new businesses.
Haydenville Congregational Church, Haydenville
Serve Food, Holyoke
Partnered with the Western Mass Small Business development center, offers start-ups the “tools they need to succeed”; counseling and a Food Business Development class.
Drowsy Dragon Farm and Kitchen, Chester
To get more information: 413-354-6380 or email@example.com
Stove, burner, convection oven, prep tables, food processor, dishwasher, etc.
Rented 6am – 9pm, contact for rates, etc.
The Little Cooking School, Shelburne Falls
Culinary school run by Martin Yaffee, (413) 625-2800
Holyoke Community College MGM Culinary Arts Institute, Holyoke
(413) 552-2823, firstname.lastname@example.org
While the main function of these kitchens is to serve their business and institutions the Local Hero members below have offered their kitchens for occasional events and community needs.
Deerfield Academy Dining Services, Deerfield
Eaglebrook School, Deerfield
Greenfield Community College Dining Services, Greenfield
Northfield Mount Hermon School Dining Services, Northfield
Richard Messer, Randy Miller
The Arbors at Greenfield, Greenfield
The Bement School, Deerfield
Amherst College Dining Services, Amherst
Cooley Dickinson Hospital Café, Northampton
Northampton Survival Center, Northampton
Rockridge Retirement Community, Northampton
Smith College Dining Services, Northampton
UMass Amherst Dining Services, Amherst
Springfield Public Schools, Springfield
Westfield State University Dining Services, Westfield
Interested in collaborating with and offering their kitchen to small producers
Bill Connor: email@example.com
Note: Some of these suppliers may have membership or industry affiliation requirements.
The Baker’s Pin, Northampton
SpitJack , Easthampton
Gillette Restaurant Equipment, Holyoke
Restaurant Depot , Chicopee
Kittredge Equipment Company, Agawam
CET EcoBuilding Bargains, Springfield
Toolots (Online, and does financing on items that cost >$1,000)
Webstaurant Store (Online)