Susan Wright and Brent Cochran
$2,500 — Fresh Cut Flowers
“Our long-term goal is to become the local source for organic specialty cut flowers, selling farm-direct to retail customers and wedding parties.” ~ Susan Wright and Brent Cochran
Shady Grove Gardens and Nursery has been Susan’s full time endeavor since 1986. They grow mainly high quality specialty cut flowers using organic methods, but marketing and revenue has failed to keep up with production. Their money is to be used to develop a color brochure to increase sales to retail customers.
Hopes to increase retail sales 25% in 2004 and 40% in 2005. Susan Wright and Brent Cochran are working closely with their NC Cooperative Extension Agent.