This past weekend, Stirling hosted the first Hastings Craft Beer Festival. The festival was made possible, in part, through a collaboration between the four counties of Prince Edward, Hastings, Lennox & Addington and Frontenac.
Many of you will remember the Invest in Cheese initiative. The successes of that initiaitve were many- we have generated a great deal of awareness about the history of cheese in the area, as well as toolkits and ideas for future opportunities in dairy and cheese making.
Our partnership between the counties continues to grow and expand, and we are moving forward now as “FAB”…the Food and Beverage region, the ideal place to establish and grow a small scale food and beverage production business.
Craft breweries are one example of the kinds of businesses that would be very welcome and thrive here; others include condiments, flours, artisan breads, charcuterie; the possibilities are truly endless!
Our team is dedicated to linking people to possibilities; we can assist with connecting manufacturers to raw ingredients, real estate, grant dollars- you name it and we can probably help!
We know that by working together as a FAB region that each of our counties will only benefit and grow. Be sure to watch for the launch of our new website in the weeks to come!
If you would like to know more about starting a business in Prince Edward County (or any of the other counties in the FAB region) or already have a business here and would like to learn more about the free confidential services available to help with your business please get in touch!
Karin Desveaux-Potters, Economic Development Office, Prince Edward County. 613 476 2148 x 344, email@example.com @cre8tivekarind