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Rick Terrien. Owner.

A resource for growing regional food systems

Rick is a lifelong entrepreneur and innovator. For the last decade he's developed food value chain networks for artisan food markets.

As an innovator, inventor, and business developer with nine U.S. and foreign patents in industrial fluid recycling, his designs have recovered tens of millions of gallons of oil world-wide that were previously lost as wastewater.

Rick was awarded the United States Small Business New Product of the Year by the National Society of Professionial Engineers.

Recognized by Fast Company Magazine as one of their ''Fast 50', now called the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies. "The Fast 50 are the idea elite of business, individuals with the vision and personal commitment to propel their companies and industries into the future."

Rick builds new markets with sustainability as the goal. His first startup was still going strong at 40 years. His award-winning recycling startup just passed the 20 year mark. With 10 years of successful business development serving the artisan foods market, this tradition continues.


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Rick Terrien, Artisan Food Networks.