Here is a sampling of the types of local food entrepreneurs that have contacted us recently about their exciting projects. If you would like to learn more…please let us know.
- A mobile tea cafe with a focus on community and health – will include offering local herbal teas and vegan bars – Triangle area
- A healthy food restaurant in the middle of a food desert – offering a variety of seasonal menu options and baked goods with ingredients from fresh, local farms and urban gardens. Nothing fried, and everything delicious! They are partnering with community organizations working with marginalized populations to provide on-the-job training that incorporates leadership development, relationship building, and strong interpersonal communication skills. Their goal is to help make fresh, healthy food accessible to this neighborhood through the creation of urban gardens, food stands, and adding fresh items to the small food marts. Wilmington area
- A fabulous & popular local cheese company has been asked to give a date to the Whole Foods Southern buyer when we will have enough product to roll out into the additional 27 stores surrounding NC! This is a first generation farming family working among generations-old farmsteads still in operation. They were farming AND running a successful catering business in the Chapel Hill Durham area. Over the last two years they put that on hold, built a creamery and now produce very high quality cheese. They are ready to take this business to the next level. Triangle area
- A yogurt and kefir maker is looking to purchase more dairy cows to meet the fast-growing demand for their popular products. Triangle area
- A well-established owner two small town local coffee shops is opening a restaurant that will source local foods for their menu items. Siler City, NC
- A much-loved coffee shop and local food cafe plans to open a micro-roastery and third retail location. Durham, NC
We are always happy to see inquiries come in from interested potential lenders. That drives us to find more local food entrepreneurs with viable capital needs that we can all assist if possible. We are a largely volunteer effort, so please be patient if we do not respond to you immediately! For more information, click here.
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