Stacy Bredendieck, Winding Stair Farm and Nursery
Greenhouse Conversion to Propagation House
Grant Award: $6,000
Winding Stair Farm, a multi-location farm, nursery and retail garden center, will convert an existing 96-foot by 28-foot greenhouse to a propagation facility for growing vegetable and herb plant-starts for retail and wholesale. The structure will also serve as a venue for offering community classes on growing.
For the conversion, they will buy lumber, gravel, and other building materials; greenhouse and propagation supplies; banners for advertising, and heater fuel for winter production. The majority of the sales will be through the on-site retail nursery. They are also vendors at the Franklin Farmers Market and will expand to a second market in Sylva. Local businesses have expressed interest in buying wholesale from them.