PFAP was started as a joint project of Alamance, Chatham, Durham, and Orange Counties as they aimed to create a base for launching and growing food businesses in the Piedmont. The counties gathered financial resources to start the shared-kitchen, and now PFAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
In 2007, an area feasibility study about a food incubator in the Piedmont made PFAP a possibility. Weaver Street Market and Whole Foods Market contributed to the study.
The facility is located in Hillsborough, and features a wide variety of equipment to meet food-business needs.
We are extremely grateful to out grant-fund supporters who have, along with Alamance, Chatham, Durham, and Orange Counties, made the center possible:
- Golden Leaf Foundation
- NC Agricultural Development & Farmland Preservation Trust Fund
- NC Department of Agricultural & Consumer Services Specialty Crops Program
- NC Department of Commerce - Energy Office
- RAFI-USA Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Program
- Tobacco Trust Fund
- US Housing & Urban Development Economic Initiative Program