2010 Recipient: Donald Smart

Donald Smart

$6,000 – Fresh Market Cucumbers

Don is establishing approximately eight acres of trellised slicer & pickling cucumbers, further diversifying his tobacco and tomato farm. With the purchase of an air blast sprayer, he is increasing the efficiency of his operation.

This expansion provides a cash flow in a typically slow part of the season so that he can continue to employ 8-10 people. Donald markets the cucumbers to a local packing company and the WNC Farmer’s Market at Asheville.

Haywood County

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