Young entrepreneurs launch BooKoo Foods in Lively


by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

From left, Wyatt Kemp and Leland James display their BooKoo Foods at Tri-Star Supermarket in Kilmarnock.

A couple of young entrepreneurs saw the demand for speciality food items and are meeting it.

Lancaster High School graduate Wyatt Kemp and Christchurch School graduate Leland James took a leap this past year and opened BooKoo Foods in Lively. The distribution company specializes in gluten-free and sugar-free products.

Kemp is 22. James is 29 and the elder of the workforce, which includes five full-time employees and four part-timers.

Kemp went to Virginia Tech for a year, but realized hands-on learning was more his thing. He returned home and started….

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