Local herb company sprouted from passion

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Paula Winchester is one of the few people who really means it when she tells you she really loves her job.

Winchester's small company, Herb Gathering, Inc. supplies fresh herbs to many local grocery stores and restaurants. She says she's always had a passion for plants but it was a class she took back in the 60s from the St. Louis herb society that pushed her down the path she now travels.

Even though her company is small, just nine people including the delivery guy, she says the slumping economy has impacted her business with some clients turning to big bulk suppliers. Still she says there is more to life than just financial rewards.

Winchester says so far she's not laid off any one and she's trying to keep it that way.

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