Graduating from the young, nurtured space where we began
May 26, 2020
Sarah and Jeannine, our co-founders, met at a farmer's market back in 2008. They shared a love for kombucha and motherhood, along with a desire to share their passions with others, and quickly joined forces. Happily, Asheville was ready for the new wave of kombucha brewers (Texas, at that time, not so much - but that's a story for another day!), and the two kombucha mamas soon found themselves selling out at their local farmers markets. Within a year, they’d moved their home-brew operations into a shared commercial kitchen and begun brewing in 10-gallon batches.
In 2017, they relocated with their families to a farm in Weaverville, NC, where they transformed a building originally used for wine-making into a space for kombucha production. They were all in—riding the highs side by side, and seeing each other through the lows. There were times when they didn’t know if they would make it - working for little to no pay, and covering their bills by trading kombucha.
A year later, Buchi turned a corner. It was time to leave the young, nurtured space where the journey had begun and lean into growth, bringing with us our mission: to nurture life. Watch Episode 1 of Growing Home to learn more about our story, and to follow our expansion into our hometown of Marshall, NC.
Watch Episode 1 of Growing Home to learn more about our story, and to follow our expansion into our hometown of Marshall, NC.