2011 Recipient: Thomas E. Shepherd, Jr.

buncombeshepherdwebThomas E. Shepherd, Jr., Headwaters of Poverty Farm

$6,000 — Specialty Poultry

Thomas is raising and processing specialty poultry, focusing on poussins, three-week-old chickens. With the purchase of a brooder, grow-off pens and processing equipment, he is raising chickens from hatch and processing on site.

He sells to local chefs, tapping into the “farm to table” movement in Asheville.

See www.headwatersofpoverty.com

Buncombe County

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