Stacy Fields, Raspberry Fields
Raspberry Fields Kitchen
Grant Award: $6,000
To facilitate the growth of her value-added raspberry products and baked goods lines and create infrastructure for agritourism, Stacy will build a 20-foot by 20-foot certified kitchen facility at her farm. The building will serve as the hub of her business, including indoor space for dry storage, berry packing and hosting the public for educational offerings.
With an eye toward future expansion, the front room and porch of the kitchen will be used temporarily as a farm store. The new space will allow Raspberry Fields to participate in public tour events, such as the ASAP Farm Tour, Hendersonville Garden Jubilee and NC Apple Festival’s Orchard Trail (she was invited to these in 2020 but had to decline due to lack of infrastructure).
Stacy wholesales fresh berries, preserves and vinegar to TRACTOR and Swamp Rabbit Grocery and sells direct to customers at the Hendersonville Farmers Market.