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Artisan Exchange

A community of specialty food businesses

offering authentic foods for a sustainable community.

Food Entrepreneur?

Looking to start a Food Business? 

Artisan Exchange offers affordable Food Manufacturing and Commercial Kitchen Space, access to Retail, Wholesale, and E-Commerce opportunities in a collaborative business environment.

 

Join Us at the Artisan Exchange Market

Visit our weekly market every Saturday year round. Enjoy locally made products and meet our small business community.

 

Looking to add local products

to your store?

Artisan Exchange Wholesale Distribution

provides unique, high quality food products.  

Great Food. Local Businesses.

Delivered to you.

Shop locally made products on AEDirect.shop!

About Us

Artisan Exchange provides an affordable environment that supports entrepreneurs committed to producing hand-crafted, sustainable foods while sharing sound business practices that have a positive social impact.

We lease small-scale individual food related manufacturing and distribution workstations in a fully equipped 27,000 square foot distribution center including sanitized work and clean up area.

Our facility meets all the criteria for Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and Chester County Board of Health approval.

Our Community

Artisan Exchange has supported

230+ Small Businesses

Through our AEDirect.Shop, Artisan Exchange Distribution and the weekly Artisan Exchange Market we provide revenue opportunities.  

 

We've helped launch

130+ Small Businesses

Through our expertise we provide guidance through the regulatory process to get companies up and running quickly and cost effectively. 

Our community members have created over 350+ jobs

As these companies have grown they have created  job opportunities throughout our community. 

Worldwide Cuisines

Artisan Exchanges Members offer diverse heritage recipes from countries such as Argentina, Australia, Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland,  Sierra Leone, Ukraine and many more.  

Women Owned Businesses

Artisan Exchange is proud to have over 75% of our members being women owned businesses.

Artisan Exchange Partners with

Local Foods Banks

We provide weekly donations to Chester and Delaware County Food Banks through the support of generous customers, members, and Artisan Exchange Distribution. 

 AE Members

Artisan Exchange has a variety of food entrepreneurs that specialize in different products from authentic Meals, Baked Goods, Snacks, Sauces, and much more! Check out our

Businesses Community!

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Member Products

AEDirect.Shop

Local  Pick Up & Delivery of your favorite local products!

AEDirect is an Online "Grocery" Store for ordering many of the wonderful products made by Artisan Exchange members at our specialty food manufacturing facility in West Chester, PA. 

Responding to requests during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, AEDirect was formed to provide an easy, safe and convenient way for customers to enjoy their favorite specialty food products from locally owned small businesses.

Can't make this Saturdays Market? AEDirect makes it easy for you to enjoy your favorite Artisan Exchange Market products on those busy Saturdays you can't make it!

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Testimonials

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"I cannot say enough about the Artisan Exchange... Being apart of this collaborative experience has enabled me to grow my business. The knowledge, guidance, and support gave me courage to step out of my comfort zone and become a stronger woman. I believe whole heartily that Mojo's would not be in business today if not for "the family" that is the Artisan Exchange."

Maureen, Mojo's PopCo.

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"If it were not for Artisan Exchange, my business may have remained a dream! The overwhelming amount of knowledge required and details involved in a food business start up were just things on a checklist. With the Artisan Exchange Team's help and guidance we are able to have a first class production space, sales channel, and constant support."

 

-Mary Ellen,

A Pocket Full of Pie

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