the don r. and carole j. larson food lab represents a milestone in local food infrastructure as the region’s largest food processing facility. the food processing facilities are structured to function not just as a certified kitchen, but also as a laboratory for student education, research and discovery, and as a catalyst for local economic training, education, and development. the larson food lab allows northland to receive large shipments of local fruits and vegetables; freeze, dry, and can these products; and store them for off-season use.
The Food Lab also serves as a business incubator focused on food product and recipe development. For more information on renting the Larson Food lab for workshops or food processing, contact the Food Systems Center at 715-682-1268, or via email. You can view available time slots on our facilities calendar.