Dorene Jankowski, Fire From the Mountain

Outdoor Walk-in Freezer
Grant Award: $8,000

Dorene produces a variety of hot sauces, salsa, and berry jams from products grown on her farm and markets them through their website, local farmers markets, wholesale accounts, the the High Country Food Hub. She currently stores their harvested peppers in five separate commercial freezers in two locations.

With the need to save money on electricity and travel costs, as well as labor hours, Dorene will purchase and install a new walk-in freezer at her farm. Consolidating her storage in one place will allow Dorene more time to spend on their farm and grow their business.


Watauga County

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