Blue Ridge Food Ventures – A Shared-Use Value Added Food Processing Center

Organization:
Western North Carolina Regional Economic Development Commission
Amount:
$225,000.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Buncombe
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is fund Phase II of Blue Ridge Food Ventures, a shared-use food processing center that serves farmers and food entrepreneurs throughout western North Carolina. The FDA-approved center provides facilities, training, and specialized services to its clientele to process, manufacture or otherwise add value to food and agricultural products. Phase II specifically includes securing technical and marketing assistance, facility upgrades and maintenance, and specialty processing equipment.

Contact:
Ms. Karen Hays 134 Wright Brothers Way Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 (828) 687-7234
Areas Served:
Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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