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2015 International American Ginseng Expo

Join the North Carolina Natural Products Association for two days, Dec. 4 & 5, 2015, exploring issues related to the American Ginseng industry in the Southeast and beyond. A special 1/2 day intensive session on growing ginseng will be held with opportunities to network and discuss your concerns with public officials, industry experts, herbalists, researchers and conservationists. Visit the event page for further details. Sponsor and Vendor opportunities are available.

The North Carolina Natural Products Association newsletters are available for download.

The North Carolina Natural Products Associationpublishes monthly newsletters. Subscribe to receive the monthly news to stay up to date on the latest industry news in the state and beyond.

Give the Gift of Blue Ridge Naturally for the Holidays!

The North Carolina Natural Products Association is pleased to offer a series of Holiday Gift Boxes featuring products from our Blue Ridge Naturally certified companies. Choose from three box options to give your friends and family healthy gifts for the holidays!

From Farm To Market 21st Century Practices For The Modern Herbal Entrepreneur Grow your Herbal Business with advice from top experts on farming, production and mark

NCNPA in collaboration with the American Herbalist Guild is hosting a day of learning for those interested in expanding their work with herbs into the entrepreneurial realm. Content is appropriate for existing business owners, farmers, and those thinking about building a business around herbs. 

NCNPA Releases July Newsletter

The North Carolina Natural Products Association will now release monthly newsletters. Keep up to date on the natural products industry in North Carolina and learn more about what is happening with the growing Blue Ridge Naturally Program. Supporters of NCNPA also receive an opportunity for inclusion in monthly newsletters.

View Consumer Reaction to the new BRN Seal!

Watch this video as we catch consumer reaction to the new BRN seal. Short and funny, entertaining and educational, and a great tribute to the wonderful community of Asheville!

Blue Ridge Naturally™ creates new seal!

Stay tuned! Based on community feedback, Blue Ridge Naturally™ is creating two levels of the Seal: one, lab tested and traceable; the other, traceable and reviewed for the safety and authenticity of its ingredients. This should make it easier for emerging local companies to be part of the Blue Ridge Naturally™ program and its joint marketing benefits. The new seal graphic will be debuted soon.

Seal the Deal by May 1st and Receive Discounted Lab Testing!

Become a BRN Early Adopter and pay just 25% of the required lab testing for microbials, metals and pesticides.  By grouping early Adopters together for testing, we can offer this generous discount and help your company achieve BRN easily and affordably.  In addition, Early Adopters will be featured in all Seal launch materials and promotions.  All completed applications for this Early Adopter package must be received by April 15th and all lab samples received by May 1st,  no exceptions allowed! For more information or to apply, contact Sarah Oram, Brand Manager, at

Group Heads to Expo West

We’re excited that Greg Cumberford, Heather Sains and Amanda Vickers of Bent Creek Institute, Sarah Schober of BioNetwork and Chris Reedy of Blue Ridge Food Ventures are heading out to Natural Products Expo West to launch the Blue Ridge Naturally brand. These organizations have helped to developed the brand concept and are actively involved in developing Western North Carolina as a region of distinction for the growth and production of quality natural products.

Blue Ridge Naturally™ Partners and Supporting Organizations:
North Carolina Natural Products Association AdvantageWest Blue Ridge Food Ventures BioNetwork Bent Creek Institute Small Business and Technology Development Center NC State Golden LEAF Foundation

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