Producing the Best: Becky Zollicoffer On Her Store, Let It Grow Produce

Producing the Best: Becky Zollicoffer On Her Store, Let It Grow Produce

2:53pm Jul 29, 2014
Becky Zollicoffer discusses Let it Grow Produce with Radio Camper Una Wilson
Molly Davis

 

Finding fresh, organic, locally grown produce can be hard to find if you don’t have easy access to a local farmers market. Becky Zollicoffer is the creator and owner of Let it Grow Produce, a local business dedicated to providing organic and farm fresh produce for the community. Radio camper Una Wilson has the scoop.

On a hot, sunny Wednesday morning, I met Becky in the green grass of the Wake Forest Quad. She wore a red flowery skirt, a brown blouse, and a warm and enthusiastic smile. I asked Becky what her inspiration was for Let it Grow Produce.

 

I really wanted a new career, a few years ago, and my grandparents were both farmers, on both sides of my family, and I had grown up around farming, and I had evolved into wanting to eat naturally, and have all my food from local providers, so I had an inspiration to start the store.

I then asked Becky what her goal is for her business.

My goal is to provide local, pesticide, chemical-free food to everyone in the community.

  Later on, she told me a little more about her grandparents' farm. 

My grandparents raised cattle. In addition, they had a vegetable garden [and] they had fish ponds. I had horses growing up, and I just really learned to love that type of life. Every weekend when I was a child - we would spend the week in the city - and then on the weekends we'd go down and visit them in the country. So I did everything from clean[ing] fish, to flick[ing] bugs off vegetables, and shell[ing] peas. I did it all.

To learn more about Becky and Let it Grow Produce, go to www.letitgrowproduce.com. For 88.5 WFDD Radio Camp, I'm Una Wilson.