Located directly in the heart of Ronan, Montana and covering over a ¼ of a city block, Lake County Community Development’s Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center is a fully functioning food processing, research, and development facility. The food processing facility is inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Montana Department of Agriculture Organic Program.

Our mission is to enhance regional and state economic opportunities by providing client services to value added agriculture and specialty food businesses through the management and operation of a viable community-based food processing center.

The staff of Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center are committed to providing a food processing facility and commissary/retail kitchen to Wholesale/retail food businesses, caterers, and mobile food units in the area. The processing facility is shared use and priority is given to those who schedule in advance. The Commissary/Retail kitchen is a licensed facility separate from the processing facility that is available for rent to be used in the preparation of food for retail sales or personal consumption only. Contact Joel Carlson for more information or call MMFEC at (406) 676-0676.

The following equipment is available in our food processing facility:

  • Auger Filler and Ribbon Blender for Dry Products
  • Cherry Pitter
  • Industrial chopper/dicer Fruit &vegetable Peeler
  • 30 and 90 Gallon Steam & Water Jacketed Kettles
  • USDA Meat Room Smokers Meat Grinders and Vacuum Tumblers
  • Commercial Bottling Fillers
  • Vacuum Packaging Machines
  • Freezer, Cooler and Dry Storage Rental
  • Loading Dock and Forklift
  • Retail/Commissary Kitchen
  • VEMAG Stuffers & Portioner with guillotine attachments
  • 1 stoves with oven
  • Triple Sink for washing produce
  • Dishwasher w/sink
  • 2 stainless steel tables for food preparation
  • Cooler/freezer storage on pallets