Food Forward FARM Incubator/Manufacturing Facility to Open in Downtown Muskegon

(Muskegon, MI) – Another development is in the works for Muskegon County starting this fall, 2018. Joining the over $1 billion in investments is the new Food Forward FARM (Food, Agriculture, Research & Manufacturing) Incubator/Manufacturing Facility, located at the former Muskegon Farmer’s Market on 731 Yuba Street.

This Brownfield Redevelopment Project is a collaboration with CorePark Development and the West Michigan Shoreline Food Processing Initiative. The Initiative was established in 2017 to promote the expansion of the food processing industry in West Michigan including incubation and product development.

The planned food processing facility will offer food-grade industrial space with individual suites ranging from 5,000 sq. ft. to 20,000 sq. ft. The space is designed to offer lease options for entities ranging from fast-growing start-ups to well-established companies in the food industry.

This facility is ideally suited for a variety of food and agricultural-based businesses:

• Dairy
• Food Research
• Fruit & Agriculture
• Beverage & Distillery
• Food Manufacturing & Packaging
• Stage 1 – Start-ups
• Stage 2 – Ready-to-grow, short-term pilot space
• Professionals providing support to the food industry (general office, educational training, etc.)

The development of Food Forward FARM is separated into three phases.

Phase I – 40,000 – 50,000 sf dedicated to the main facility, collaboration center, and a pilot space available for short duration / product launch use.
Phase II – Additional 20,000 – 30,000 sf
Phase III – Additional 40,000 sf (freezer storage)

Phase I is currently available for lease in the following price ranges:

Processing Space –  $5.50 – $7.00 psf
Office Space – $12.00 – $15.00 psf

For more information or leasing details, please contact Bryan Bench or Troy Wasserman of Core Realty.

For more information about the West Michigan Shoreline Food Processing Initiative, please visit or