2010 Recipient: Michael Porterfield, Gladheart Farms

Michael Porterfield

Gladheart Farms

$6,000 – Produce Processing-Packing Facility

Gladheart Farms is building a packing and processing facility for farm produce, which will include a canning area and walk-in cooler for product storage. This new facility will improve food safety standards and greatly increase the farm’s ability to produce value-added products.

Gladheart Farms sells to Greenlife, Earth Fare, French Broad Food Co-op, Hendersonville Co-op and Poppies Market. Michael is actively recruiting other farmers to share his packing house.

Visit www.gladheartfarms.com

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