Local food-processing business looks to grow as more consumers, suppliers take notice



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Plant manager Ryan Shelton (left) and Husk co-founder Nick Carter demonstrate a cutter that quickly separates kernels from the cob at Husk's processing plant in Mt. Comfort. The business began operations last July and now sells its products in more than 250 retail locations in seven states. (Jim Mayfield / Daily Reporter)


HANCOCK COUNTY —     Just over a year after it shucked, cut and froze its first ear of Indiana sweet corn in Mt. Comfort, farm-to-freezer food processor Husk now sells corn, green beans and peas throughout the year and across the Midwest.

‘This is an entrepreneurial venture from the word go,” said Husk co-founder Nick Carter, who, through a mutual interest in locally sourced food, started the company with Adam Moody, a Montgomery County fifth-generation farmer, and Chris Baggott, software entrepreneur turned sustainable farmer in 2010 with Tyner Pond Farm.

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