The Prince Edward County Cannery & Commercial Kitchen is managed by Prince Edward County and Virginia Food Works, serving Home Users and Commercial Businesses.

The Cannery has been in operation for home canning since 1975 and is located at 7916 Abilene Road near Hampden-Sydney College. Effective 2010, and with grant funding from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, the Prince Edward Cannery has been retrofitted to become the Prince Edward Cannery and Commercial Kitchen. This allows Commercial Businesses access to the facility, ultimately promoting local food processing in the region. Virginia Food Works manages the Cannery, providing information and supervision to whatever extent that a client may need.

Hours of Operation

Home Users (Processing for Personal Consumption)

June through December
Monday - Wednesday - Saturday
Open at 7 A.M.*

*Users must arrive before 10 A.M.

Commercial Businesses (Processing Foods for Resale)

Advanced reservations must be made!*

January through May
Monday - Friday
8 A.M. to 5 P.M.

June through December
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
8 A.M. to 5 P.M.

*Scheduling prioritized on a first come, first served basis.


Fees are posted on their respective pages, Home User and Commercial Business.


Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • What is a "Cannery"?

  • What is a "Commercial Kitchen"?

  • Are you a “Home User” or a “Commercial Business ”?

Cannery Jars

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