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Buy Our Products

Where to Buy Our Products

Saturday Markets:

North Asheville Market (8am-noon)

Mid-April through Late November

UNCA Campus

 

Asheville City Market (8am-1pm)

June through October

Public Works Parking Lot

Downtown, Charlotte St.

 

If there is something you are looking for and cannot find currently         Wednesday Market:  

produced locally, contact us. Let's see if we can work together to          Rivers Arts District Market (2pm-6pm)   

bring it forward!                                                                                       Mid-April through November                                

                                                                                                                All Souls Pizza                                

                                                                                                                175 Clingman Ave.

 

In addition to selling products at local markets, we have a terrific Community Supported Agriculture Program! (Details below)

Community Supported Agriculture

CSA Shares

The CSA program offers the customer an opportunity to eat the freshest vegetables in season. CSA offers the farmer much needed capital at the beginning of the season to pay for seeds, potting soil, and soil amendments. These expenditures are made before the farmer has product to sell. Your investment in our CSA helps us get going every year and in exchange we keep you going with vegetables May through October.

 

We ask that payment be made in full at the time you commit to doing our CSA. If you can't pay in full, we ask for half as a down payment and the other half by the time the CSA begins. The shares are sold on a first come, first served basis. Please call or email to reserve your share.

 

Food You Can Expect

Early Season
Mid-Season Late-Season
strawberries, green onions, kale, collards, lettuce, peas, broccoli, beets, radish, napa cabbage, arugula, kohlrabi, new potatoes, fennel, dill, green garlic
cucumbers, cabbage, carrots, sweet onions, garlic, beans, tomatoes, peppers, basil, squash, purple potatoes, edamame, parsley, celery, chard
okra, eggplant, leeks, celeriac, celery, beans, onions, garlic, sweet potatoes, bok choi, lettuce, escarole, radish, beets, carrots, shallots

 

Pricing

Our 22 week CSA shares offer some of the best seasonal, fresh vegetables in the Asheville area. We offer full and small shares, as well as egg and flower shares. Please visit our Blog page for current pricing.

 


 

Flowers

Flowers

The flowers are the joy of us all. They are dispersed throughout the fields for the insects and birds to eat and find habitat within and for us to soak up the beauty of as we pass by. We grow primarily cottage garden and old-timey flowers for every occasion, from a simple bouquet to multiple buckets for special events.

 

We sell flowers for DIY occasions, and we also do full service wedding and event service. We grow a wide variety, but if we don't have it we can get it for your occasion. Bridal bouquets, table arrangements, etc. are all available. We also sell directly to florists and at the markets.

 

Our flowers are never sprayed with pesticides. We have a great selections of dried flowers and we sell large or small quantities. We make custom wreaths, garland, and arrangements for the holidays with mixed greenery and dried flowers. Contact us for more details.

 

Grass Fed Beef

Grass Fed Beef

We have a cow/calf operation with registered, heritage breed Red Devons. We practice rotational grazing 8-9 months of the year and feed hay in winter months. Rotational grazing gives the pastures longer periods of recovery between grazing and provides the cows a diverse diet. Every 2-4 days the herd is moved to new pasture. They become used to being moved and come to a simple call. Many of them are tame enough to pet.

 

We supplement their grass diet with Redmon Salts. This is a natural salt and mineral product from Redmon, Utah made long ago from inland seawater and volcanic ash. Our cattle are fenced out of the streams on our farm in an effort to keep the water clean and the banks intact. They water from above ground waterers fed by a well. We are establishing riparian zones along the creeks.

 

Our heritage breed Red Devon cattle provide healthy grass fed beef to the Asheville area year round. We sell beef at all the markets we go to and do bulk sales in the fall. Call or email for details on bulk. We also sell breeding stock.

 

Our 100% grass diet provides many benefits. This diet yields beef higher in Omega 3 fatty acids which feed your brain; meat higher in CLA's which aid in your body's defense agains cancer; meat higher in Vitamin E which lowers risk of heart disease; and meat higher in Beta Carotene and Vitamin C. Finally, grass fed beef has less total fat, less saturated fat, less cholesterol, and fewer total calories than grain fed beef.

 

Pastured Eggs and Pork

Rainbow Eggs

Our free range hens have a diverse diet of grain feed, grass, and insects thus providing you with a healthy source of protein you can feel good about feeding to your family. We sell eggs by the dozen at the market and through our CSA program.

 

We raise our chickens from day old chicks. Their beaks are never cut nor their wings clipped. From 8 weeks old on they are given access to pasture all day and closed up at night to minimize predation. Being out in the sun greatly increases the Vitamin D content in the eggs.

 

The flock is a mix of breeds. We have Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, Wyandottes, Auracanas, Single-Comb Brown Leghorns and Buff Orpingtons. Their diet consists of grain feed, grass and weeds, insects, and kelp meal. We think we provide our chickens a great life. They have plenty of space to roost in safety at night, plenty of clean nesting boxes to lay eggs in, fresh water, as much feed as they care to eat, access to pasture, and access to a dusty barn floor to dust their feathers.

 

Pork

We also offer pastured pork, available seasonally. For more information on pork availability, contact us or check in with us at the markets.

 

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