French Broad Food Co+Op

Hours: 8 am to 6 pm
90 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828)255-7650 | Contact

Everyone is Welcome to Shop!
Owners get 5% off on the 5th
Come Inside or Use Curbside
Face Coverings Required
10 shoppers in at a time
Keep a 6ft social distance
 Gloves or sanitizing at the door

Hours: 8am to 6pm
90 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828)255-7650 | Contact

Meet the Board

 
Profession/Passion: Mama/Farmer/Notary/Celebrant/Death Doula

Length of time in WNC: Multi-Gen & Asheville-Born
Other towns you’ve lived in: Never left Buncombe Co.
Length of time on the BOD: New
Hobbies: Growing plants, flowers and babies, making art, music, working out and learning.
Favorite things to do in WNC: I love hiking, and miss hearing and dancing to local music.
Favorite item at the coop: Vitamineral Green and everything in BULK
Dog or cat person (or other favorite pet): I love all animals!

 

 

 

Profession/Passion: Documentary filmmaking, freelance project manager, grant consultant, writer
Length of time in WNC: 11 years
Other towns you’ve lived in: Amarillo,TX, Austin, TX, Carrboro, NC, Boulder, CO, Seattle, WA, Las Vegas, NM (Not the big one in NV)
Length of time on the BOD:
New
Hobbies:
Literature, Books, Wine, Carpentry
Favorite things to do in WNC: Walk, living like a flaneur
Favorite item at the coop: The fresh herbs and spices
Dog or cat person (or other favorite pet): Cat

 

 
Profession/Passion: Middle school teacher

Length of time in WNC: 8 months
Other towns you’ve lived in: Cleveland, OH and Athens, OH
Length of time on the BOD: New
Hobbies: Learning handcrafts, cooking outdoors, dancing
Favorite things to do in WNC: Hiking, climbing
Favorite item at the coop: Darë cheese
Dog or cat person (or other favorite pet): Dog

 

 

Profession/Passion: Owner/Beauty Operator of Beauty Parade Salon in West Asheville NC
Passion: Cooking and baking from scratch and supporting locally owned business as much as possible.
Length of time in WNC: 25 years (yowza)
Other towns you’ve lived in: Chico Ca., Petersburg Alaska, Breckenridge CO., Wilmington NC, Mar Hill NC
Length of time on FBFC BOD: New
Hobbies: Baking from scratch, art, raising chickens
Favorite things to do in WNC: Spend time with my family, hike, ride my bike, walk
Favorite item at the coop: Ellies cookies!!!!
Dog or cat person (or other favorite pet): Cat, but I do have a super sweet doggy named Tilly, so both.

 

 
adam.bowers@fbfcboard.org
Profession/Passion: Fundraising

Length of time in WNC: 11 Years in AVL, 16 years if including college at App State
Other towns you’ve lived in: Durham, Boone
Length of time on the BOD: 3 years
Hobbies: Playing music (singing, guitar, banjo, piano), tuning pianos, baking breads and pastries, dadlife
Favorite things to do in WNC: Hike and camp. Canoeing and rafting, eating all the good food
Favorite item at the coop: Abraham Lincoln Beeswax Candle (no longer available)
Dog or cat person (or other favorite pet): Dog first, cat second.

 

 

Profession/Passion: Director of Philanthropy

Length of time in WNC: 8 years
Other towns you’ve lived in: Phoenix, AZ and Cleveland, OH
Length of time on the BOD: 7 years
Hobbies: yoga. ultimate frisbee, hiking
Favorite things to do in WNC. eat
Favorite item at the coop: Vegan Cheese! The Roasted Garlic Brie from DARE is awesome and locally made!
Dog or cat person (or other favorite pet): Plants

 

 


 

Profession/Passion: Natural Products consulting is work/Photography is passion
Length of time in WNC: 26 years
Other towns you’ve lived in: Sisters OR, Los Angeles CA, Portland OR & Savannah GA
Length of time on the BOD: 1st term/18 months
Hobbies: traveling, music, gardening, baking
Favorite things to do in WNC: live music, walk in woods, hang my community
Favorite item at the coop: bulk herbs & book section
Dog or cat person (or other favorite pet): love all animals but cats always win with me

 

 


 
paul.schulman@fbfcboard.org

Profession/Passion: Fair Food Program
Length of time in WNC: 2.5 years
Other towns you’ve lived in: Nyack NY -> Boston MA -> Brooklyn NY -> Sarasota FL
Length of time on the BOD: 1.5 years
Hobbies: Cooking (eating, really), cycling, running, gardening, and finding new home projects
Favorite things to do in WNC: Finding new trails on foot and vistas on bike
Favorite item at the coop: Bulk dried mango
Dog or cat person (or other favorite pet): Dog, 100%

 

 

 
Profession/Passion: Astrologer, Alchemical Mentor, Pilgrimage Steward, and Podcaster

Length of time in WNC: officially since 2012, however this has been one of my homes since 1999
Other towns you’ve lived in: Los Angeles, Western MA, Bangor ME, Boston, Tampa FL
Length of time on the BOD: 7 years
Hobbies: spending time with my daughter and traveling abroad
Favorite things to do in WNC: being in Nature
Favorite item at the coop: Blue Lotus Rooibos Masala Chai with local honey and Califia Almond half and half
Dog or cat person (or other favorite pet): I love Sutra, the Leucistic Ball Python at Earth Magick

 

 
 
Profession/Passion: Recreation Director

Length of time in WNC: I’ve been here since I was three, so not quite native.
Other towns you’ve lived in: Two other than deployments.
Length of time on the BOD: Five years this February
Hobbies: Child tending, trying to learn to sew, gardening, cooking
Favorite item at the coop: GTs Cayennade Kombucha
Dog or cat person (or other favorite pet): Definitely dog, but I also enjoy birds.

 

About the Board

French Broad Food Co-op is owned by more than 2000 Owners, governed by a Board of Directors, and operated by a paid staff. Owners have always been the backbone of the Co-op, supporting it financially and participating in governance. As a cooperative, we are committed to being responsive to our Owners and shoppers. This can best be accomplished when the Board reflects the wide diversity and interests of our Owners.

Board of Directors elections are held each year at the Annual Meeting & Party.

The Board has three primary duties.

  • To ensure sound management of the co-op
  • To act as trustees on behalf of the membership
  • To set long-range goals and plan for the future

To fulfill these responsibilities, the Board of Directors focuses on four key areas:

  • Hiring and evaluating the CEO
  • Financial oversight
  • Long-range strategic planning
  • Recruitment of replacement director

Members are welcome to attend the board meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 upstairs in the Movement & Learning Center upstairs at the co-op.  Owner comment period is at 5:40. We are currently meeting virtually due to covid-19.