With the support of generous funding from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation and from the USDA, ACEnet’s Food & Farm Enterprise Center in Nelsonville has become better equipped to serve Southeast Ohio’s growing needs for food distribution and cool storage space, including partnering with Rural Action’s Farm to School efforts.

The FFEC offers farmers an ODA-licensed and inspected facility containing a produce processing facility and a separate local meat processing facility to assist local producers with value-added processing for their meat. Facilities are available at an hourly rate.

The facility’s central location to major Ohio and West Virginia cities makes the Nelsonville Food & Farm Enterprise Center an ideal distribution hub. Close proximity to a number of higher education centers enables collaboration with departments focusing on manufacturing or food business development.

Location: 296 S Harper Street, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764


Licenses Held by Food & Farm Enterprise Center

  • Cold Storage Warehouse License
  • Frozen Food Establishment License
  • ODA Division of Food Safety Registration
  • ODA Division of Meat Inspection Registration

In compliance with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, the following licenses need to be obtained directly by the client:

  • Certificate of Bakery Registration
  • Commercial Cannery License

Note: ACEnet can assist in these licensing processes

Enterprise Center Equipment

  • Advance Tabco Poly Top Work Table
  • Cleveland 30 Gallon PowerPan Electric Tilt Skillet
  • Alto Shaam Double Deck Full Size Combi-Oven

Meat Processing Equipment

  • Biro 3334SS Meat Band Saw
  • Biro 922SS Meat Grinder
  • F. Dick Sausage Suffer – 24 LB Capacity
  • Hobart 60 QT Mixer
  • Ultravac 500 Single Chamber Vacuum Packaging Machine
  • American Pan Hurrichill Reach-In Blast Chiller
  • 96′ Poly-Top Work Table
  • Meat Prep & Wash Sink

Warehouse Details

  • 60,000 sq/ft
  • Radiant Heating System
  • 8 Drive-up Loading Docks
  • Equipped with Pallet Jacks
  • Ceiling Height 41′ (side walls) 48′ (peak)