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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AdvantageWest E-News

AdvantageWest eNews: Announcing 1st ScaleUp WNC Cohort; plus, upcoming events & ops

Check out the AdvantageWest eNews for March 2, 2015 for details about the first ScaleUp WNC cohort, which includes 15 small businesses (selected out of a whopping 67 applicants!). You'll also find information about some exciting regional news and events. Read more...
Buchi kombucha

Blue Ridge Food Ventures grad & Advantage Opportunity Fund portfolio client featured in documentary

Craft beverage company Buchi is featured in an ambitious transmedia project in which nationally recognized writer Darren Dahl and WNC filmmakers Adams Wood and Rod Murphy of Industrious Productions followed the life of the business for three months. The project has been released on American Express OPEN Forum as "The Journey." Read more...
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...
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...
Stir Crazy, produced by Asheville Affiliates to benefit Blue Ridge Food Ventures

A look back at the fundraiser to benefit Blue Ridge Food Ventures

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...
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...
Apr
7
6:00pm

Basics Of Starting a Food Business

A-B Tech Enka Campus, Small Business...

1465 Sand Hill Rd, Candler NC

Apr
22
11:00am

LEAD: Innovation - Entrepreneurship & Small...

Western Carolina University, Health...

69 East University Way, Cullowhee NC

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