The High Country Food Hub, winner of the 2020 Boone Area Chamber of Commerce everGREEN Award for Sustainability, has been one of the most innovative business models in our community. As this unique arm of Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture found ways to scale during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, they excelled at enhancing market opportunities for our local agriculture community while keeping fresh food, produce, and other goods readily available in our region.
Thanks to the awarding of a recent grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation, the High Country Food Hub is ready to expand their marketplace once again with the addition of their Satellite Project. This new outreach brings the convenience of a central pick-up point to more communities and neighborhoods throughout the High Country.
Katie Ferrell, a long-time customer of the High Country Food Hub, now finds herself as the Satellite Project Coordinator. On this week's episode of Mind Your Business, she will tell us more about how the idea for satellite distribution was hatched, how customers can select these alternate locations for pick-up, and what this outreach will ultimately do to expand sales opportunities for our local agriculture community.
Mind Your Business is produced each week thanks to a partnership between High Country Radio and Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.