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Meet our team and the great organizations that support our entrepreneurs and Piedmont Food Processing Center. 


Our People

L. Eric Hallman, Executive Director

Sue Ellsworth, Manager

Board of Directors

James Watts Chair, Weaver Street Market

Jamezetta Bedford, Orange County Commissioner

Heidi Carter, Durham County Commissioner

Jonathan Collins, Durham Tech, Small Business Center Director

Anwar Simon, Durham Co-Op Market

Leila Wolfrum, National Co-op Grocers Assoc.

Strategic Partners

Orange County
Durham County
Weaver Street Market
Durham Co-op Market

Funding provided by:


Orange County Small Business Loan Program

North Carolina Department

of Agriculture Farmland Preservation Trust
USDA Rural Business Development
Golden Leaf Foundation


Piedmont Food Processing Center is a NC non-profit providing management services to shared kitchens across the state. We are based at the Orange County, NC facility which was established in 2011 as a joint project between Alamance, Chatham, Durham, and Orange counties. We are grateful for our many partners and supporters in this effort.

(PFPC is not an IRS-tax exempt organization).

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