When four young men took their seats at a lunch counter more than 50 years ago, they had no intentions of leaving and no idea what would happen. Such a simple act, denied them for so long, reignited the civil rights movement throughout the South. Today, the lunch counter and the seats are preserved at the same South Elm Street location in Greensboro as part of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, giving all of us the chance to experience North Carolina’s place in the movement toward equality.
The inspiration for a new food business can come from anywhere — friends who love your cooking or a family-favorite treat. But for the insight and tools to get the idea to market, entrepreneurs in Asheville turn to Blue Ridge Food Ventures.