Taos Food Center

Food is at the heart of the cultures and people of Northern New Mexico. The Taos Food Center is truly at the heart of TCEDC’s activities in supporting the people, cultures, and food of Northern New Mexico. The Taos Food Center is a 5,000 square foot commercial kitchen that has the equipment, services, and support that you need to get your food business started! Over 40 local food businesses currently work out of the Taos Food Center, making everything from fresh traditional salsas to delicious organic scones.

Keep an eye out for our “Oso Good Foods” logo on local Taos products! The “Oso Good” phrase was chosen to reflect the delicious and all-natural nature of Northern New Mexico Foods and “Oso” (Spanish for bear) for the bears that roam the mountains around Taos. 

Equipment Available:

  • Dry Storage
  • A Large Walk-In Cooler
  • Walk-In Freezer Space
  • Convection Ovens
  • Steam Kettles
  • A Vacuum Sealer
  • Two Commercial Fruit Presses 
  • A Commercial Filler 

Support Services Include:

  • Specialized Training,
  • Product Development
  • pH Testing
  • Regulatory Assistance with NMED and FDA requirements
  • Business Development
  • Cooperative Marketing Assistance
  • Supportive Team

Food Sector Opportunity Program

Over 200 community members have graduated from TCEDC’s “Food Sector Opportunity Program”. This course offers participants the basics of the history and culture of food in Northern New Mexico, food safety, packaging, labeling, government food regulations, and specialty foods product development and marketing. FSOP is offered twice a year. 

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