Tempeh-stuous Time for Smiling Hara Shows Resilience of a Local Food Community

Update: Smiling Hara has officially relaunched and is once again available at a growing number of local restaurants like Rosetta's Kitchen.  Check out their website for more information about their new and improved tempeh and make sure you come support them at their Epic Tempeh Reuben Challenge where 11 local restaurants will all submit their best tempeh reuben recipe for your culinary pleas

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North Carolina stars in 'The Hunger Games.' Buchi receives rave reviews by Harrelson

Fly direct on United Airlines from Houston to Asheville, the quaint Appalachian hippie town where "The Hunger Games" cast retired after long days of filming in the woods. The characters in the movie may have adopted a nomadic warrior diet, but that doesn't mean you have to. A plethora of local breweries have garnered Asheville the moniker "Beer Town USA" in recent years. The city also is home to an evolving "slow food" movement that draws from hundreds of farms in the region.

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Hunger Games' stars leave memories in N.C

ASHEVILLE -- All last summer, locals would spy Woody Harrelson on the streets of Asheville, eating raw manicotti at The Laughing Seed, often shoeless, blending in with the rest of the city’s hemp-wearing vegan vagabonds.

One of the stars of “The Hunger Games,” filmed entirely in North Carolina, Harrelson bunked at the Hotel Indigo on Haywood Street, enjoying views of the Blue Ridge Mountains through floor-to-ceiling windows – or, if he preferred, from the vantage point of a claw-foot tub.

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Buchi-On-Tap at WhiteHorse in Black Mountain

Recently, we were added to the line-up of specialty beers on draft and fine wines. White Horse Black Mountain is a 4400 sq. ft. music and arts venue in beautiful, historic, downtown Black Mountain, NC, in the midst of the spectacular Western North Carolina mountains. Founders/managers Bob Hinkle and Kim Hughes have renovated the old Chevrolet dealership into a great place to see and hear incredbile music from Jazz to Bluegrass, experience performance and dance arts while enjoying a glass of wine or a Buchi Saki mix.

 White Horse Black Mountain seats 225 cabaret style and offers additional standing room, making it a 300 capacity hall. It boasts state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, 30 ft. barrel ceiling (helping create wonderful acoustics), unique wood and copper bar, and retail shop.

We are proud to support such an incredible that welcomes all. If you haven't expereinced this sweet space, take an evening out and visit the WhiteHorse.

 

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EarthFare launches new website

Our friends at EarthFare launched their new website yesterday. If you haven't visited their virtual location in a while, do so...there are some incentives and promotional give-aways.

On the 16th of February, they will open their 21st store in Montgomery, Alabama. A Buchi kegorator will be installed and Buchi will be on tap! There will be tons of samples so be sure to stop by during their Grand Opening events!

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WholeFoods adds Buchi-On-Tap in Atlanta

We have recently been added on-tap at three WholeFood Supermarkets across the Southeast. Sarah and I travelled to the WholeFoods Atlanta - Ponce Supermarket for the big install. It has been a while since we have travelled outside of western North Carolina and it was nice to see the diverse community in the Ponce District trying and loving Buchi!  Sarah trained Doug on the kegorator install and operation. We needed a few missing pieces, but after 4 hours, Buchi was flowing for onlookers including the managers of the Ponce location as well as top brass for the WholeFoods Supermarket chain.

These new locations serve as a  Buchi Kombucha growler fill-up point. If you don't have a growler to fill-up, no worries, WholeFoods now have their own growlers you can purchase with a deposit.

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Buchi On-Tap at Greenlife

With the recent acquisition of GreenLife by Whole Foods, we are excited to see positive changes occurring inside our little community market. As part of  its new Whole Foods family, Greenlife's juice and hot food bar has received a make-over - and just in time for Buchi!

We are currently being served On-Tap in GreenLife's newly redesigned space. The best part is.... you can now get Buchi in a 64oz Growler! Growlers are no longer just for beers. Now, you can experience Buchi any time you want and on a budget you can afford.

Enjoy a single serving or re-fill your growler.

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WE'RE BACK on shelves at GreenLife!!!

We made our first delivery in months to GreenLife, a Whole Foods supermarket. 

We are excited to be back on the shelves in full force.In a few weeks we hope to deliver our newly debuted flavors to GreenLife.

Go out and support GreenLife. It has been a long and hot summer and at times we know the passions rise.Thank you for speaking up and asking for Buchi to get back on the shelves.

Now, is the time to give staffers an earful of pure gratitude and thanks for getting us back on the shelves.

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