Prince Edward County Cannery & Commercial Kitchen

The Prince Edward County Cannery has been in use for community canning since 1975. In 2010, with grant funding from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, the Cannery was retrofitted to become the Prince Edward County Cannery and Commercial Kitchen. Virginia Food Works was hired to manage the Commercial Clients of the Cannery, providing information, assistance, and production services to whatever extent that a client may need. Currently, commercial food producers processing foods into glass jars may only engage in the processing of acid or acidified foods, but that leaves us with a wealth of produce to choose from.

Note that the Cannery is a commercial kitchen as inspected by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

For an inside look at the equipment available to clients of the Cannery and Commercial Kitchen, visit the Equipment page.


The Cannery is located in Central Virginia, just five miles outside the Town of Farmville. This places our facility within easy driving distance for most Virginia residents, within an hour and a half from Lynchburg, Richmond, and Charlottesville. Most clients find that product yield is worth the drive. Entrepreneurs have driven from all over the state  to take advantage of the manufacturing efficiency available in our facility due to size and equipment availability.


For any inquiries, contact us at info@VirginiaFoodWorks.org