BLUE RIDGE FOOD VENTURES is an 11,000-square-foot shared-use kitchen and natural products manufacturing facility that offers support in product development, guidance through the maze of government regulations, equipment for bottling and packaging, advice on marketing and label design, and much more.

We're here to help people dream – of getting their artisan food products to market, of running a baking or catering business, even of operating their own hot dog cart! We also assist individuals and small businesses with planning, making, bottling, and packaging natural products and herbal dietary supplements, and getting them onto store shelves.

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Farmer & Chef South - Interview with Blue Ridge Food Ventures

BRFV Director Chris Reedy interviewed by Farmer & Chef South

Discusses the Winter Sun Farms CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, how long it's been around, what's in a share, and how and why it works. Read more...

Not-to-miss December events: Check 'em out in the AdvantageWest e-newsletter

The latest edition of AdvantageWest eNews is now online, with information about not-to-miss events for entrepreneurs December 1-5 and the annual Holiday Marketplace at Blue Ridge Food Ventures on December 10 -- plus information on the first distribution for the Winter Sun Farms CSA (it's not too late to join!). Check it out! Read more...
ScaleUp WNC

ScaleUp WNC helping small businesses grow and create jobs

Led by AdvantageWest, ScaleUp WNC will provide intensive growth strategy development and implementation assistance to 150 Western North Carolina growth-oriented entrepreneurs. This stage of companies, after startup but before maturity, tends to be underserved in the region and across the country. Read more...
Blue Ridge Food Ventures on Mountain Xpress Cover

Blue Ridge Food Ventures is featured on the cover of Mountain Xpress as one of Asheville's Food Pioneers

Mountain Xpress takes a look at the roots of Asheville's thriving food scene and a few of the many individuals and organizations who built it from the ground up. Blue Ridge Food Ventures is profiled as one of those food pioneers, with Executive Director Chris Reedy pictured on the cover. Read more...
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Evening at Oskar Blues Brewery on October 20 benefits Blue Ridge Food Ventures

Feeling the Monday blues? Not when you hop over to the Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard on Oct 20, where a percentage of sales benefit Blue Ridge Food Ventures. The event will include food samples from Blue Ridge Food Ventures and an open bluegrass and old-time jam session, with free shuttle service from Asheville and Biltmore Park. Read more...
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AdvantageWest website wins "Superior" by Southern Economic Development Council

The new website for AdvantageWest has won a "Superior" from the Southern Economic Development Council, the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America with 900 members in 17 states and DC. This is the fourth consecutive year that AdvantageWest has been recognized for communications excellence by SEDC. Read more...
Stir Crazy, produced by Asheville Affiliates to benefit Blue Ridge Food Ventures

A look back at the hottest party of the summer

Big thanks to everyone who attended, supported, and contributed to Stir Crazy, the party to benefit Blue Ridge Food Ventures. Check out a photo gallery from the event here. Read more...
News coverage

Ingles radio show features Blue Ridge Food Ventures producer

Ingles dietitian Leah McGrath interviews Blue Ridge Food Ventures producer 5th Sun Specialties, makers of salsa, hot sauces, and chips, on the "Ingles Information Aisle" radio show, airing on WWNC. Read more...
Blue Ridge Food Ventures natural products manufacturer Wounded Warrior is featured in Asheville Citizen-Times

Western North Carolina natural products industry on the rise

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports on AdvantageWest's efforts to cultivate the natural products industry, and features an interview with Blue Ridge Food Ventures natural products manufacturer Wounded Warrior. Read more...
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Winter Sun Farms CSA Pick-Up in Greenville, SC

Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery

205 Cedar Lane Rd, Greenville SC

Feb
10
4:00pm

Winter Sun Farms CSA Pick-Up in Flat Rock, NC

Flat Rock Tailgate Market

Behind "Little Rainbow Row",...

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Winter Sun Farms CSA Pick-Up at Blue Ridge Food...

Blue Ridge Food Ventures (at the A-B...

1461 Sand Hill Rd, Candler NC

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