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Green River Booch

GOLD SPONSOR:

Founded in 2017, Green River Booch aims to offer the Asheville area, a local, handcrafted experience. Each batch of kombucha starts with organic tea, sugar, and we utilize whole fruits and organic botanicals. Our "booch" is brewed and bottled using traditional fermentation processes. This brew method results in a raw kombucha that offers healthy probiotics in every bottle.


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Beacon of Hope Services

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

Health Screenings

A low-cost Thrift Store for clothing, furniture, household essentials, haircuts

Advocacy to influence anti-hunger and poverty policy

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Fermenti. LLC

PRESENTING SPONSOR:

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! 


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Fur-Ments

DIAMOND SPONSOR:

How does one get beneficial bacteria into your pet’s gut? Easy: fermented vegetables—in an application we’ll call FUR-ments. I have created a new way to craft FUR-ments using the scraps of food one would either discard or compost. This is the ultimate in up-cycling food from your preferably organic and locally grown vegetables. This not only keeps these ‘wastes’ out of the landfill, but provides a nutrient-dense and fiber-rich fermented ‘vitamin pack' for one’s pets. My booth will be an ongoing demonstration of the age old technique of fermenting but with our beloved dogs' and cats' gut health in mind.

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Sister of Mother Earth

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.



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Sow True Seed

Founded in 2008 by lifelong gardener and food activist Carol Koury, Sow True Seed provides open-pollinated, heirloom and organic vegetable, herb, and flower seeds to enthusiastic home gardeners and small market farmers.

Sow True Seed was created to preserve our shared botanical heritage and grow a new era of sustainable culture and ecological wisdom. We support independent, regional agricultural initiatives that foster a vibrant, sustainable economy, and true food sovereignty.


Based in the glorious mountains of Western North Carolina – home to a temperate rain forest and one of the most biologically diverse areas of North America - We are proud to work with farmers in our Katuah Bioregion who ensure the survival of heirloom varieties that would otherwise become extinct.

Thank you for growing with us!


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Buchi

DIAMOND SPONSOR:  

“The Buchi Mama’s” met through our kid’s homeschool co-op 9 years ago, we couldn’t yet imagine how our friendship, fermentation and the business which resulted would transform our lives.  It started as a simple idea: brew and share kombucha with our community.  We were born at the farmer’s market and grew up at a shared community kitchen in the mountains outside Asheville, NC.  At the time, only 1 national brand of kombucha was on the shelf and people were thirsting for something that tasted more like home. 

       Buchi isn’t only 2 moms anymore --  along the way we’ve gathered a talented tribe of workers and growing a community who thirst for life and believe business can be a force for good in the world.  Through grassroots support and the rapidly expanding capacity of good ideas to spread, we are now the largest kombucha brewer on the East Coast, and we now offer Kefir Soda and Shrub Soda addition to our family of kombucha.

        This is the story of a kombucha brewery founded in a kitchen by two moms --  but it’s also part of a much larger, more fantastical tale. One that you’ve become a part of by drinking Buchi.


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Shanti Elixers

GOLD SPONSOR:

Shanti Elixirs, LLC is a company inspired by the honey bees and dedicated to nurturing the intimate connection between the health of our bodies and the well-being of our planet. Our mission is to combine the wisdom of ancient traditions with as many locally sourced foods as possible to enhance the health and well-being of all who enjoy them. We make a fermented effervescent tea with local raw honey and organic green tea that is rich in healthy acids and probiotics called Shanti-Jun.

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Well Seasoned Table

GOLD SPONSOR:

We are located in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. We have a small farm where we organically grow (not certified) the food that we eat, as well as some of the herbs and spices that go into our products.    Our products are lovingly created by Sarah Wickers, owner of Well Seasoned Table. Each and every one is handcrafted to bring out the extraordinary in all that you cook or bake.   We are foodies at heart. Which means that we are constantly creating new culinary treats with our handcrafted products.

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Madison County Tourism Development Authority

DIAMOND SPONSOR:

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.

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Locally Good

GOLD SPONSOR:

Locally Good Farm is comprised of Stephanie, Patrick, Finnegan and Margot Poetter. The farm is located in Burnsville, NC, and was established in the Spring of 2015. They produce Artisanal Apple Cider Vinegar & other fruit vinegars, Herbal Cider Tonic and Elderberry Syrup. Locally Good uses local no spray fruit and herbs in season, and store-bought organic out of season. They are currently working on expanding vinegar production, teaching classes, and raising their two wonderful children. Stephanie and Patrick are transplants from Kansas City, but as soon as they visited Burnsville 4 years ago, they knew they were home!

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Davis Roasters

GOLD SPONSOR:

Davis Roasters: Better Coffee

It all started with a whirly-pop, some organic green beans and the desire for a fresh cup of coffee. Something had to be better than what could be purchased out in the world. Over the last five years, our love of coffee has remained consistent - enough to provide the freshest roasted bean around! We roast on-demand... which means the aroma and the flavor are just too much to resist. We have a delightful blend called the High Country blend, which is rich, chocolatey, and you may only need one cup to keep you going! When we're not managing our off grid 36-acre micro-farm, you can find us each Saturday at the Hot Springs Homegrown and Handmade Market whipping up a honey butter latte or on Facebook at Davis Roasters. 

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Madison County Chamber of Commerce

GOLD SPONSOR:

The mission of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce is to provide excellent service to all members and residents through volunteer leadership that maintains and enhances the quality of life and the economic vitality of Madison County as well as the rich heritage and natural beauty of the region.

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce proudly supports and serves its community. We are glad to be a part of this county and continually strive to better serve you. Why not join us today? Take a look at the benefits of becoming a member.

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Phenomenal Fungi

PLATINUM SPONSOR:

Phenomenal Fungi’s mission is to support better living through mushrooms, making health and wellbeing accessible to as many people as possible. We believe that mushrooms can help undo much of the damage done to our planet. We also believe they can undo some of the damage we've done to ourselves. Mushrooms are restorative and supportive and they taste pretty darn good too! We cultivate several species of mushrooms, including cordyceps, lion’s mane, oyster, and shiitake. We also produce double-extracted tinctures, made from cultivated or wild foraged fruit bodies, that maximize the delivery of the beneficial compounds found in mushrooms. Our mushrooms are organically produced, although not certified. We strive to use local waste streams, such as coffee grounds, wood shavings and other agricultural material. We are always researching new growing material and new ways to bring the benefits of mushrooms to the public.

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