Thomas E. Shepherd, Jr.
Headwaters of Poverty Farm
Grant Award: $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.