Serving Madison County, NC Residents
The Beacon of Hope serves Madison County residents by providing food, emergency assistance, low-cost thrift store and advocacy to those in need.
The Beacon of Hope Services is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization offering food and emergency financial assistance to low income families and individuals in Madison County by providing:
A direct hunger relief service providing nutritious food and teaching to prepare residents to eat nutritiously
Emergency assistance for clothing, food and referrals
Referrals to community partners for housing and other services
A low-cost Thrift Store for clothing, furniture, household essentials, haircuts
Advocacy to influence anti-hunger and poverty policy
Fermenti. Provides Living Probiotic Rich Fermented Foods Hand-Crafted In Madison County, NC! We Are Focused On Culturing Our Community Through Charitable Events, Preserving Our Heritage By Educational Outreach And Supporting Food Resiliency. We Have Just Created Fermenti. Mountain Farm To Start Growing Our Own Produce, Cut Costs And To Create Jobs While Sourcing Locally. We Are The Proud Fermenting Ambassadors For Sow True Seed And Look Forward To Again, Sponsoring The 2nd Annual WNC Fermenting Festival This FALL!
David, aka Cougar, is the Founder of Phenomenal Fungi and the Chief Science Officer. He is the heart of this company and in charge of all things mushroom! His favorite place is out in nature and he loves nothing better than to spend time in the woods, hunting for mushrooms. A 30-year herbalist, Cougar focuses on natural health solutions and reconnecting to our original medicines.
Mushrooms are a phenomenal resource. They offer a sustainable food supply, they provide amazing health benefits that we're just beginning to understand, and they can be used in amazing ways as packaging and building materials. We hope to inspire more people to learn about and utilize these phenomenal fungi. Contact us if you have questions or want to know more about what we do. We love to connect with other fungi fans!
Sister of Mother Earth sprouted to existence a decade ago in an aspiring community herbalist’s kitchen. Unique fire cider blends are made with local and foraged ingredients to create ultimate immune boosting concoctions. Herbal infused honeys, wild medicine and food are crafted with support from like-minded farmers and growers from the mountains of Western North Carolina. Reintroducing folk remedies and native wild foods to the communities in the area is the core of Sister of Mother Earth’s mission and dream.
Sweet Brine’d Fermented Foods partners with local farmers to provide the freshest and most nutritious inputs for our products. We are devoted to quality, believing that every bit of care we devote to a batch is felt and tasted by our customers! We produce sauerkraut, kimchis, hot sauce, and other seasonal ferments.
North Carolina Mountain Vacation and Tourism Information
This Blue Ridge gem in Western North Carolina — just 20 minutes from Asheville — is home to over 55,000 acres of National Forest providing a majestic backdrop to the world’s third oldest river—our mighty French Broad. Our timeless tradition of musical history which is known worldwide will accompany you as you share the majesty of nature and the rural abundance of our small town heritage. Plan to visit us–one of the nineteen Madison Counties in the United States. We offer outdoor sports for all enthusiasts whether a rafting trip suits your fancy, a cycling adventure along our country roads or a good horseback ride. Better yet—experience our natural hot springs, one of only two east of the Mississippi. Come and you’ll see. Life in Madison County is the way life should be…easy living with a song in the air.