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.


Buncombe County

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