Food Industry Resources

Farm Incubator - East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Headwaters Farm Incubator Program is designed to assist in the development of new farmers.

Food Innovation Center

The FIC is a resource for client based Product and Process Development, Packaging Engineering and Shelf Life Studies, and Consumer Sensory Testing. We partner with: the Department of Food Science and Technology (FST) to provide educational programs and subject matter expertise, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to provide start-up business development education for entrepreneurs, Portland Community College CLIMB Center course- Get Your Recipe to Market.

Hacienda CDC

Through microenterprise development, Hacienda promotes the self-sufficiency, creativity and viability of immigrant women, their families and the local community. Hacienda’s microenterprise program provides entrepreneurial residents with training and mentoring to become successful small business owners. Entrepreneurs are trained in developing business skills including business management, financial literacy, marketing, securing licenses and learning compliance with local governments, with a specialty in the food service industry. Hacienda acts as an incubator for these small businesses providing resources, start-up costs, English language help, marketing assistance, and access to IDA accounts and low-interest loans. Business ventures include selling homemade tamales at local farmers markets, “Green” housecleaning services and organic vegetable production.

Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association

Small Business Development Center

Get Your Recipe to Market class helps to move recipes into production.