Meet Our Members – Blue Ridge Bucha (VA)

Kate Zuckerman, Blue Ridge Bucha, Afton, VA, USA


Q: When did you first discover kombucha?

I’d tried kombucha a few times before, but I really got into kombucha in 2009, after getting together with Ethan, who is now my husband and business partner. He had been home brewing kombucha since 2001, and it might have been the magic in his kombucha flavors that drew me to him. 😉

Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company?

Ethan had been brewing for years, and he was coming up with flavors that our friends and family really liked. People kept asking us when we would start a kombucha company, so in 2010 we decided to give it a go.

Q: What is your favorite flavor of kombucha? 

Humm Kombucha’s Blueberry Mint and Buchi’s Avonlea are both favorites.

Q: What is your former/current other life or career?

I am a parent of two children, ages 4 and 6. I am also a yoga teacher, and am grateful to have a daily yoga and meditation practice as I navigate the joys and challenges of small business ownership.

Q: What is a saying that you live by?

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” – Jalaluddin Rumi



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