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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Scenes from the Mother Earth News Fair

Scenes from the 2014 Mother Earth News Fair held in the AdvantageWest region

Enjoy a photo gallery from the southeast's inaugural Mother Earth News Fair, featuring the WNC Sustainability Trail, a busy two days at the Blue Ridge Food Ventures booth, and a ceremony honoring AdvantageWest for our sustainability efforts in the region. Read more...
AdvantageWest is presented with a $2,000 sustainability award from Ford Motor Company

AdvantageWest is presented with sustainability award by Ford Motor Co.

AdvantageWest was presented with a $2,000 sustainability award from Ford Motor Company at the Mother Earth News Fair on April 13. Ford recognized AdvantageWest for being a "forward-thinking organization that is not only improving the environment, but the quality of life in your community.” Read more...
Blue Ridge Food Ventures natural products manufacturer Wounded Warrior is featured in Asheville Citizen-Times

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...

Blue Ridge Food Ventures award will enhance services for businesses needing co-packing services

The Community Foundation of WNC and the Dogwood Charitable Endowment Fund announce a grant to Blue Ridge Food Ventures that will allow BRFV to serve even more clients with food and natural products businesses. Read more...

Asheville Radio Group public affairs program on Blue Ridge Food Ventures

Learn about Blue Ridge Food Ventures and our winter CSA program (community supported agriculture) in this interview between Bill McClement, News & Public Affairs Director at Asheville Radio Group, and Chris Reedy, the Executive Director of Blue Ridge Food Ventures since July 2013. Read more...
Blue Ridge Food Ventures Client Services Mgr Martha Vining prepares recipes using Winter Sun Farms produce on WLOS-TV.

WLOS-TV's Carolina Kitchen features recipes with Winter Sun Farms produce

Blue Ridge Food Ventures Client Services Mgr Martha Vining prepares recipes using Winter Sun Farms produce on WLOS-TV. Read more...
Asheville Citizen-Times photo of Chris Reedy, Executive Director of Blue Ridge Food Ventures

Asheville Citizen-Times takes a look at Winter Sun Farms CSA

Food writer Mackensy Lunsford interviews Blue Ridge Food Ventures Executive Director Chris Reedy about Winter Sun Farms, a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program of Blue Ridge Food Ventures. Read more...

Magazine profiles Blue Ridge Food Ventures producer

Meet Blue Ridge Food Ventures client Joel Mowrey, a Western North Carolina farmer and owner of Smoking J's Fiery Foods. His company is the featured cover story of the regional business and lifestyle magazine, Capital At Play. Read more...
Vortex Doughnuts, winner of The Big Tasty contest

Vortex Doughnuts wins The Big Tasty, a contest to discover the best new food biz idea in NC

Blue Ridge Food Ventures' first-ever competition drew nearly 60 contestants from across the state. Read more...
Opportunities for WNC Food Entrepreneurs

AdvantageWest report spotlights 10 emerging food product markets

The mandate of this research was to assess the potential viability and marketability of some value-added natural products that traditionally had not been produced in the area to any great extent. We learned that there is tremendous potential for a variety of value-added products. Read more...
Jun
6
8:00am

Export University 101, sponsored by AdvantageWest

A-B Tech Enka Campus

1465 Sand Hill Rd, Candler NC

Aug
30
12:00pm

BaconFest 2014 - Fun & Food benefiting Blue...

Highland Brewing Co (outdoor meadow)

12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville NC

Blue Ridge Food Ventures on Facebook

Winter Sun Farms on Facebook