Scott Brown, Ridgetop Farm
Spent Grain Dump Trailer
Grant Award: $6,000
As demand for his beef has increased, so has his need to obtain more spent grains from local breweries. He currently gets grain from two local breweries, but uses trash cans to transport the grain to the farm 2-3 times a week.
His grant was used to purchase a dedicated dump trailer which has since saved significant time and money and has allowed him to transport more grain and expand his operation to increase sales.
Scott sells to multiple restaurants in Asheville, and having recently acquired a meat handling license, and started selling direct from farm to local customers in 2020.