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22448
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Many years before there was a strong demand for organic health food, Roger Derrough, founder of Earth Fare, treated health-conscious shoppers to fresh food and the idea of eating organically. Flowers recounts how Derrough's organic food store in Asheville grew from a fringe specialty store to be a major player in organic foods with over a dozen markets in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.
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23804
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Peter Waskiewicz is the founder of Sow True Seed, and Asheville-based company that specializes in open-pollinated, heirloom, and organic vegetable and flower seeds.
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29119
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Clean food is Earth Fare's reason for being. The privately owned, Asheville-based chain began in 1975 and has rapidly grown ever since, now with 41 locations. But now Earth Fare's place in the competitive organic grocery business is being tested with the plans to merge Amazon with Whole Foods, one of the chains biggest competitors.
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29731
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Brad and Cynthia Brasher are owners of Black-Eyed Susan Catering in Black Mountain, North Carolina. After years of hosting and cooking for backyard weddings, the Brashers turned their talents into a southern-style catering company. They strive to be a green business and compost, recycle, grow their own herbs, and use organic ingredients when possible.
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36559
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Despite being labeled as organic and regarded as more profitable by large poultry producers, the author asserts slower growing chickens is the better breed. Benefits for standard bred heritage chickens: stronger skeletal structure, normal organ development, greater muscle mass and meat texture, and stronger immune systems. Benefits for farmers and consumers are genetic sustainability and better taste, respectively.
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36561
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A local food processing facility contributes to the organic food trend. Part of a trend that emerged during the 1980s, products such as non-meat proteins, organic chocolate, and Buchi kombucha originated in this facility. Also known for the homemade fruit spreads produced by Walter and Wendy Harrill, who rent their space, it is a product of a nonprofit partnership. Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, the state Department of Agriculture, and an economic development group founded the facility in 2005.
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36556
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Bee Branch Farm’s owner expresses a personal investment and interest in Sandy Mush’s farmland conservation efforts. Contributions of this native, ninth generation farmer and former high English teacher, include the Northwest Buncombe County Farm Heritage Trail and her farm’s production of vegetables and honey applying organic practices.