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Green River Booch

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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Selina Naturally Celtic Sea Salt

Celtic Sea Salt® - "The Original Brand" - is authentic, unprocessed, gourmet, whole salt packed full of naturally occurring, essential minerals. Absolutely no additives or anything removed from the salt that would alter it. Celtic Sea Salt® is our company's brand name and trademark since 1976. Celtic Sea Salt® stands for Quality and Trust. At Selina Naturally®, Home of the Celtic Sea Salt® Brand, we guarantee you will receive a wholesome product that is raw, unrefined and quality certified.

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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

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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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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Botanist & Barrel

Botanist & Barrel crafts ciders, sours and dry fruit wines.  Using techniques from wine-making, brewing, and craft cocktail we are constantly blurring the lines and re-thinking cider and fruit wine.  We are also farmers raising organic blueberries on Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm, which is also home to our winery/cidery.  We are hyper-local, sourcing ingredients whenever possible from within 120 miles of our farm winery.  Even our labels and corks are made in NC.  

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Fur-Ments

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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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

“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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Sweet Brine'd


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.

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Notorious Coffee

Notorious Coffee Roasting Company, LLC, 

…is located in Madison County, NC, close to Asheville and Hot Springs. We are dedicated to the craft of artisan coffee roasting. We recommend different roasts to bring out the best flavors of our different coffees and can also custom blend a coffee that suits your own unique tastes. 

We invite you to choose from a variety of popular coffee beans from around the world, we'll roast them carefully in small batches, and we'll ship the whole or ground beans (to your order) directly to you usually within 48 hours. That way you can enjoy notoriously good coffee in your own home! 

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Shanti Elixers

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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Rayburn Farm

Growing unique herbs, spices, seed, and specialty produce for the craft food and beverage industry 🌱🌾🌿 Based in the mountains north of Asheville, NC 

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Manna Plannet

Highest quality raw cacao treats, vegan foods made with every effort to be gluten free, organic when possible, non-GMO, low glycemic. Coconut nectar & stevia are the main sweeteners, sometimes maple syrup. I make the ingredients (milks, flours) before I create the recipes! I offer a tooth serum, herb-seaweed seasoning, recipe cards, prints, paintings, notecards & classes in the Western North Carolina area.

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Pit Pac

Offers Hand Made Hot and Cold Cherry Pit Packs

River of Life

Locally Hand Crafted Living Probiotic Dog Treats

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The Underground Cafe with DoughP Donuts

Serving breakfast, lunch and doughnuts in the heart of Downtown Asheville, NC.   This is a dream that has been in the works ever since Owner Chef Jay attended culinary school in New York City. He has brought his skills and training from being a professional chef in NYC back to his home town. Jay and his family are thrilled to be located in Downtown Asheville where they can serve and give back to the community they grew up in. Thank you to their family, friends and community for the continued support on this new venture.

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Well Seasoned Table

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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Miso Master

Miso Master® Organic Miso is made using ancient methods perfected in Japan hundreds of years ago. Our first Miso Masters lived, studied, and worked for one year in rural Japan with one of the few remaining families still using the ancient way of miso-making.

We still use those methods today and that means hand-crafted koji (the culturing agent), and natural aging at ambient temperatures without artificial temperature control. 

The resulting miso is a delicious and versatile live, unpasteurized food, full of enzymes that aid digestions and assimilation, living lactobacillus cultures, isoflavones, and antioxidants. Certified Organic, Kosher, & Gluten-Free as well as Non-GMO Verified.

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Maia Mehndi

Maia Mehndi is a small business owned and created by Maia Sanders, a local henna artist and avid crafter.  She uses safe, all natural henna for her tattoos and loves to chat and connect with people while she is adorning their bodies.  She also considers herself a bit of a "Jill of all trades" with a rotating stock of different crafts from jewelry to lanterns to giant dreamcatchers. She does most of her work at markets and parties in the outer Asheville area but is very excited to be able to share her art at the upcoming festival.

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Green Acre Homestead LLC

Green Acre Homestead LLC is a small scale family homestead located in Mars Hill, NC offering a variety of homemade products such as handmade soap, goat's milk soap, woodworking, wood turning, and other hand craft.  Our products are made from only the best ingredients and with your well being in mind.


For the Fermenting Festival we will be showcasing our hand turned wood fermenting tools, bowls, cooking utensils, and a select variety of our handmade soap. 

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Back in Black

Found a rusty old cast iron pan in your basement and don’t know what to do with it? I can bring it back to life for you. I’m always on the hunt for new pieces and sell some of my most awesome finds at local events and tailgate markets.    

          Hi, I’m Sarah, otherwise getting to be known as “the cast iron lady”.  I restore vintage cast iron cookware to like-new condition and I love it! 

You’ll find me a a few of the tailgate markets in Asheville and Black Mountain as well as some festivals.

My favorite part of all of this are the stories that folks stop by to share with me about their cast iron, whether inherited from beloved family, or good finds out in the wild.

Thank you all for the opportunity to share my enthusiasm and learn more about these wonderful pieces of history!

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Running Waters Homestead

Nestled on the gentle southern slopes of Roan Mountain our homesteads biodiversity enables us to create high vibration foods and medicines.   We strive to preserve our integrity by practicing sustainable wild-harvesting techniques and we make every effort to ensure our cultivated products are organically grown with love and living spring water.  From gourmet and medicinal mushrooms to honey, extracts, and fermented foods, you can find a little bit of everything to help nourish your body and soul. With an emphasis on simplicity and purity, we are dedicated to living in synchronistic harmony with nature. 

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Locally Good

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

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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New Roots Market Garden

New Roots Market Garden is nestled just along the Ivy River in Marshall, NC. Owners and operators, Krista and Stephen are young, artistic growers who produce a variety of heirloom and specialty vegetables, flowers and herbs with a focus on greens and baby roots. New Roots is passionate about growing with the balance of nature. They incorporate permaculture and no till methods into their intensive gardens, keeping all of their produce clean and naturally grown. These mountain lovers are devoted to staying rooted in their community. They are invested in the well-being of their neighbors and environment through the healthy food they grow and share.

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Hempe

Hempé is a New, Certified Organic Cultured Plant Protein

made with Chickpeas, Hemp and Chia. It is cultured like tempeh, rich in omega 3s, made without soy or gluten, and is versatile with a delicious savory flavor. Hempé is available in a 12 oz package, and is best pan fried in your favorite oil on medium heat until golden brown. Ready to use as an entrée in Buddha Bowls, Stir-fries, and salads. Makes delicious Burgers, BBQ, Bacon, Reubens, and Teriyaki. Use your creativity for so much more.


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Honey Creek Pottery

Ashley Lieb, the owner of HoneyCreekPottery, finds her truth, spirit, and therapy within the use and formation of clay. Working with clay, children, and adults alike to share the therapeutic and creative benefits of clay, is a life calling of Ashley's.  HoneyCreekPottery is an intimate studio space which harbors a working personal studio as well as a creative and inspirational space for educational classes. The vision of HoneyCreekPottery studio is to host not only a professional workspace, but to also provide a space of creativity for students to experience the enrichment and empowering effects of working with clay. This state-of-the-art studio space offers professional supplies and equipment, which allows the sky to be the limit with imaginative ideas involving clay. HoneyCreekPottery's mission is to provide a supportive, informative, and uplifting experience for all students to explore the pottery world and to make a difference in their lives in a creative and therapeutic way. The journey of working with clay is a life-changing one, and this studio space aims to be a guide.   

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Booda Kombucha

Booda Kombucha started in 2015 when our founder started brewing her own kombucha and started sharing with a couple friends, who told more friends, who told more friends....you get the picture!  So now we are launching this website and making some awesome kombucha.  ​

We make kombucha in small batches with the best possible ingredients, which include organic, local & fair trade!  We are just starting to offer our kombucha outside of our friends and family and are excited you found us.  We deliver every friday to Asheville and the immediate surrounding areas.  We are on tap at Carmel's Kitchen & Bar located in the Historic Grove Arcade and we are working on more locations as you read this!  

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Asheville Tea Company

ASHEVILLE TEA COMPANY BLENDS THE HIGHEST QUALITY TEAS AND LOCALLY SOURCED, SEASONAL BOTANICALS SO YOU CAN ENJOY A LOVELY CUPPA MORNING, NOON & NIGHT

Steeped by our desire to bring locally sourced brews and everyday tea culture to Western North Carolina, founder Jessie Dean began her vision for Asheville Tea Company in 2015.

As a West Asheville mom, keen traveler and outdoor enthusiast, Jessie is on a mission to combine her love of a good cuppa with her passion for the area's unique ingredients.

We care most about delicious, clean and healthful products, unique flavors and supporting our area's farms and businesses. In partnering with regional farmers and proprietors, Asheville Tea Company blends cleanly grown, sustainably harvested botanicals and small batch artisanal offerings to bring the flavors of Asheville into each of our handcrafted teas.

Asheville’s strong farm-to-table and craft beverage culture inspires us as small business owners and we are excited to bring our love of craft teas to your home!

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Urban Peasants

Urban Peasants Presents Gluten Free Sourdough Artisanal Breads, Hand Crafted in WNC!

High Ridge Adventures Outfitting & BBQ

Real Wood Smoked Pit BBQ

There is no other style of cooking that says “Outdoors” than bar-b-que. With our own rubs, sauces, and recipes using only the freshest ingredients, we are proud to serve some of the best BBQ in WNC and the Asheville AreaHaving a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.

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Honey & The Hive

Welcome! We are pleased to announce that we are now named Honey and the Hive (formerly Wild Mountain Bees)! We offer a wide variety of quality beekeeping equipment, Southern Appalachian honey and beeswax, and handmade jewelry, candles, and salves from local artisans. If you're a seasoned beekeeper or a "New Bee", our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you along your journey. We stock the most extensive array of beekeeping supplies in the Asheville area.

Open Monday-Saturday 

from 10am-5:30pm 

at 23 Merrimon Ave 

in downtown Weaverville. 

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Grift Town Goods

WHO, WHAT, WHY

Grift Town Goods is a screenprinting company who cares about the truth. The artwork made and sold here is educational, cute, and comfy. Being that t-shirts are wearable billboards, I like to treat them with the weight of exposing people to what your beliefs are. ​

You like that print and what it means to you? Rock it...talk about it...​

I also like to make work that supports local businesses and events. Adding my style to a custom piece of collaboration is a great opportunity for artistic outreach in the community.​

I also like to involve people in the process. Live screen printing is a great way to involve an audience in the printing procedures. I can bring four 1-color designs to any event and make custom t-shirts right on the spot.

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Terra Lingua Farm

Agricultural company using strictly organic methods. We manage production at Sweet Folly Farm in Etowah and our greenhouse is located at Smith Mill Works.

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Diana Jane Organics

Our little gluten free breads are special. Baked with no preservatives except sea salt, we make them small because they should be eaten the day you meet them or 3 days after taking them home to fully experience all they are. When you taste our breads you will understand. They are bio-alive and want you to eat them before their energy runs out. Perfect crusty crust, soft, hardy inside, perfect yeasty bread. Beautiful to look at, we create these little masterpieces like our forefathers and mothers did. Using all organic ingredients, we roast seeds, add fresh or dried herbs from our garden, hand grind flours if available and add a touch of ‘extra’ to make each bread unique. Little, magical gems. Won’t cha Giv‘r a try and let us know what ya think!

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Phenomenal Fungi

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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Foxy Otter Bakery

Will Be Presenting Black Garlic Chocolate Chip Cookies, Hand Baked Sourcing Black Garlic From Running Waters Homestead!