ACRES at Nu-Beginnings Farm: The Store

Recently, I got the chance to sit down with John and Stella Matheny from Nu-Beginnings Farm. In addition to running their family homestead, they operate a […]

Introducing: Camille Dierksheide

Allow us to introduce one of the newest members of the SCCF team, Camille Unich Dierksheide! Camille is a professional opera singer and chef by training who also holds a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University. Her passion […]

ACRES Grants

Last year, we teamed up with Valley Conservation Council (VCC) to award nine Agriculture Creates Resilient EconomieS (ACRES) grants to local farmers and food businesses. The ACRES […]

Branch’s Soft Serve

Who They Are: Branch’s Soft Serve was founded by Tommie Branch and is a family run business.  Tommie is married and has three children and they very much enjoy […]

Food Day 2014

Action, education, advocacy, and community-that’s what Food Day is all about. On October 23-24, area residents will join people around the United States in celebrating the fourth annual Food Day, building a movement to change […]

Social Media for Small Businesses

It’s All About Focus and Planning image source: Webservices Inc Social networks, blogs, and forums are a means to connect with people all over […]


  Crowdfunding Until recently, expanding a business or getting a business going required asking a few people for large sums of money.  However, the birth of crowdfunding campaigns has turned that conventional notion on its head. The rise of crowdfunding […]

Anne Buzzelli


Who They Are: BuzzNutrition is a Nutrition Consulting business run by Anne Buzzelli. Anne is a Registered Dietitian who helps people connect how they feel to the food they chew. While tracking down the root causes of clients’ […]

CrossFit Aliquid

CrossFit Aliquid

Who They Are Joe Gazmen Co-Owner/Head Coach CrossFit Level 1 Coach USA Weightlifting Club Coach Joe found CrossFit in 2009 while serving in the Marine Corps.  He fostered his passion for the sport […]

Mandy Boney

Fluffy Fannies

Who am I? Fluffy Fannies is a baby boutique specializing in modern cloth diapers and accessories.  Aside from diapers, you’ll also find […]