Our purpose is to craft delicious, high-quality, functional beverages, invest in the regeneration of our planet, and use business as a conduit for positive social impact.
Women-founded, and values-driven
Co-founders Sarah & Jeannine met, and bonded over a love of kombucha. Buchi is born!
From a small kitchen in Asheville, NC, two mothers with a purpose and passion for fermentation began making kombucha as a healthy alternative for their kids. From gifting jars to friends, families, neighbors, and eventually selling through farmers markets—our shelves, and countertops were quickly overflowing with kombucha.
Pictured: Sarah Mullins, and Jeannine Buscher, with their 3 kiddos. This is the first photo they ever took together.
Opened the first commercial kombucha brewery in the Southeast.
We took our small-batch home production to a warehouse on a 180-acre farm in the mountains of Southern Appalachia. Unwaveringly dedicated to our mission, the whole team decided this wouldn’t just be our office, but our home. Brewing together, working together, living together, and taking on every hardship together.
Pictured: Sarah Mullins, and Jeannine Buscher brewing tea in their first commerical space.
Moved into a 30,000 square foot facility in Marshall, North Carolina.
In 2017 Buchi moved to a 30,000 sq ft brewery, and began to see a need for more affordable and accessible functional beverages. So we began putting focus on private label kombucha.
Pictured: Marshall, North Carolina facility in 2023.
FedUp Foods was formed!
In 2020 we completed our transition to FedUp Foods P.B.C — a next generation private-label food manufacturer. Currently, we are the largest private label manufacturing platform focused on fermented functional beverages in North America.
Pictured: Zane Adams, Co-Founder & EVP of Strategy & Development, Sarah Mullins, Co-Founder & VP for People and Purpose, David Gray, CEO, and Jeannine Buscher, Co-Founder & EVP of Innovation
Opened a second facility in Erwin, Tennessee.
We recently celebrated the expansion of our facility, acquiring a second location totaling nearly 60,000 sq. ft – tripling our capacity. Our new site is equipped with dry storage, cold storage, with the potential to up-fit with packaging lines, and equipment to expand our capabilities in production and technology, and support our growth worldwide.
Pictured: Our facility in beautiful Erwin, Tennessee.
Our team approaches manufacturing with creativity, and collaboration
Everyone says this, but we truly have the best team imaginable — from production, to product development, marketing, and sales. We combine years of experience with genuine enjoyment for what we do, and what we're creating together.
- Competitive Pay
- Comprehensive Healthcare, Vision and Dental
- 401K with Company Match
- Short Term & Long Term Disability
- Paid Vacation & Sick Leave
- ...and more!
Talented, dynamic, and community-centered
Creating a better business ecosystem with people, and planet at the forefront
What if we could shift our food system from being a major contributor to climate change to one that actually helps us become more climate resilient?