NCPI Workmark
Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Blue Ridge Food Ventures

Record #:
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.