Wine & Vineyards

Over 30 fabulous wines made in our region

Artisan Cheese

Our FAB Region has the infrastructure to support artisan cheese-making

Artisan Foods

Condiments, flours, artisan breads, charcuterie...

Craft Beer, Ciders, Distilling

Distilling, brewing, cider making...


Many of you are aware of the Invest in Cheese initiative. The successes of that initiative have been 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.  We even have a start-up handbook on how to open a cheesemaking business which is available as an iPad app. There is also an interactive PDF version for those who don’t have an iPad.

Craft breweries are one example of the kinds of businesses that can thrive here.  We invite you to visit our new site where you can download a start-up handbook to help you with your dream of operating a craft brewery here!  Other sectors include condiments, flours, artisan breads, charcuterie; the possibilities are truly endless!

Our team is dedicated to linking people to possibilities; we will personally assist you, whether it’s 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.

If you would like to know more about starting a business in in our FAB region or already have a business here and would like to learn more about the free confidential and personalized services available to help with your business, please get in touch!