Blue Ridge Apple Growers and Blue Ridge Farm Direct Market Association

“Over the years she has been instrumental in helping two of our organizations. The Blue Ridge Farm Direct Market Assn., made up of 25 local apple growers <> that provide public rack cards (10,000 printed yearly) and online information about their apples, apple products and locations. The most recent addition is a mobile responsive website that allows customers (mobile phones and devices) to search for specific apple related items that will send them to a specific grower and their location on a map. ┬áRita has also helped our associations write grants that have generated thousands of dollars. These grants have helped us market our organizations through rack cards, websites and other market projects… “

Marvin A. Owings, Jr., Director
Henderson County Cooperative Extension