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Local Loan to Townshend's Tea Company

By Jenny Brown, November 13, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jenny Brown

townshends-tea-logo We are excited to announce the latest recipient of a loan through our Local Producer Loan Program: Townshend's Tea Company ! Townshend's is the first loan recipient in Oregon, where they were recently featured in The Oregonian. Matt Thomas is the owner of Townshend's, which has two teahouses, one in Portland and one in Bend. In addition to his sales at the teahouses, he has been selling tea at our area stores since 2008. brew_dr_kombucha_smThe Local Producer Loan will help Townshend's with its expansion plans, providing funding for new equipment, a larger production facility, and additional warehouse space in Portland. For those of you who love kombucha, you'll be happy to know that the loan is specifically going to support the expansion of Townshend's line of Brew Dr. Kombucha. Handcrafted in small batches with organic ingredients, Brew Dr. is available in four flavors: Nutritonic, Superberry, White Rose and Clear Mind. Brew Dr. is even available on tap at our Fremont and Pearl District stores in Portland! Wow!!! A terrific example of a local producer, Matt started selling his tea in the Bend Whole Foods Market store and now has his product in all of our Oregon stores. We are proud to support this great producer!

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morgan says ...
Don't forget that our Interbay store in Seattle also has Townshend's kombucha on tap too!
12/01/2009 8:01:29 PM CST
Sara says ...
You guys should start selling Sissa's GOOD Kombucha - Austin made!!! http://www.sissasgood.com/ It's my favorite above all Kombuchas!
11/28/2009 10:27:04 AM CST
Jessica says ...
On tap! Wish I lived near.
11/30/2009 11:44:19 PM CST
T. McKay says ...
This is a fantastic story. It's reassuring to small food/beverage manufacturers like us that large, reputable retailers care enough to not only invest in small businesses, but ultimately put money back into the very communities they thrive in. Congrats to Townshends! Fingers crossed that we're able to grace WFM shelves in the near future ourselves. : ) Cheers!
11/18/2009 5:12:45 PM CST