Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)

Firefly Farm Firefly is a small diverse farm located on the S. Toe River near Celo, NC. We use organic and sustainable methods to grow our seasonal mix of vegetables. We sell to local restaurants, groceries as well as at producer-only farmers’ markets. We also have a young heirloom fruit tree orchard and are raising 100% grassfed Devon beef. Check our website for details upcoming farm events. We offer a limited number of CSA subscriptions. Share amounts are $250 and $450. You are eligible for our market share where customers choose directly from our market stand and then subtract from your balance. Check our website for more details and seasonal product listings. Our CSA season runs from May until October. Pick Up Spots: Wednesdays 2-6:30 pm at Montford Tailgate Market and Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 pm at the farm. Saturdays at City Market 8:00-1:00pm. Scott Paquin, Phone: 828-675-4739, Elizabeth Gibbs, Mobile: 919-452-1907  534 Grindstaff Road, Burnsville, North Carolina, 828-675-4739, , firefly@mtnarea.net .

Green Toe Ground Farm grows a diversity of vegetables on our 15 acre farm using biodynamic practices. This method includes the observance and integration of moon and planet signs in our agriculture activities plus the application of herbal, mineral, and manure based preparations to the land. Cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, and bees live on the farm. We offer full and regular shares to fit the needs of individuals and families. Each share includes a diversity of veggies tailored weekly to meet your gastronomic needs. Give us a shout and ask about our NEW Farmers Market style share! Pick Up Spots: Wednesday at The Montford Farmers Market 2 pm-6pm. At the farm Fridays 4 pm-6 pm.  Nicole DelCogliano, Phone: 8286750171,Burnsville,North Carolina, nicoleandgaelan@yahoo.com.

Ivy Creek Family Farm Located in Barnardsville, our farm produces high quality vegetables, cut flowers, and shiitake mushrooms using all natural, sustainable growing practices. We sell our produce at local tailgate markets, area restaurants and through our CSA. We believe that fresh foods build strong, healthy communities. Products Offered: Farm Tourism & Events, educational programs for school children. Herbs, fresh herbs, dried herbs. Grains; popcorn. Fruits & Berries; strawberries, blackberries. Vegetables; tomatillos, sweet potato, dry beans, carrots, asparagus, sweet corn, winter squash, summer squash, turnips, tomatoes, swiss chard, sweet peppers, spinach, shallots, salad greens, rutabagas, radish, potatoes, peas, onions, okra, lettuce, kohlrabi, kale, green onions, green beans, garlic, eggplant, edamame, cucumber, collards, chinese greens, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, beets, arugula. Flowers; fresh flowers, dried flowers. Forest Products; mushrooms. Visiting; we offer farm field trips for school groups. We sell at the following tailgate markets: North Asheville Tailgate Market and Weaverville Tailgate Market.  390 North Fork Rd, Barnardsville, North Carolina. Anna and Paul Littman, Owners, 828-626-2447, Mobile: 828 712-4644, wncfarm@gmail.com.

Ostara Farm offers full and working memberships. A share basket will meet the needs of an average veggie eating family of 4. The cost of the shares for the 2011 season are either working ($520) or non-working ($780) and eggs are sold separately by one of the two following options: 1) Monthly eggs shares, paid ahead of time for the upcoming month at $5/wk times the number of weeks in the month. Egg shares are only available to CSA members. Eggs shares will get one dozen eggs per week when they pick up their food baskets. 2)After meeting our egg share commitments, we will sell excess eggs at $6/dozen when available. Excess eggs will be available for anyone to purchase (not just members). Working shares require the equivalent of 1 hour/week of work for the duration of the harvest season, which will be between 20-24 weeks long, depending upon the date we can start harvesting and when we stop. This can include anything from farm work to bookkeeping or marketing. Please contact us for more information or further questions. Click 2011 Working Member Information.pdf for our Working member application. To join and reserve a share, we require members to submit a deposit with their Ostara Farm 2011 contract.pdf during the fall with the remaining payments due at pickup times during the season. For any additional information or questions please contact us at ph: 828-707-6253 or by email: Ostara.farm@gmail.com

The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms We are excited about our new on-farm kitchen facility! We now offer heirloom Bloody Butcher cornmeal we are grinding. We also offer jellies made from flowers! We are growing our own Cascade Hops and making Hops Flower Jelly! We are offering 5 shares this year. With this share we offer available in-season produce (berries when available), herbs, cut flowers, mushrooms and specialty items when available. $25/week  (full share). Sign-up…pay when you pick-up. Pick-up at on-farm stand. Call for details. Alan & Susan Fox, Owners ,Phone: 8286821405, 54 Labrador Ln., Burnsville, North Carolina, 828-682-1405,yanceyfoxfarms@frontier.com.

Whispersholler Farms LLC is a series of small family farms in the mountains of Western North Carolina. We have farms in Yancey and Buncombe counties specializing in organic vegetable production and organic plant sets. We also offer organic animal feed, organic seeds, fruits, berries, native plants, farming classes for young and old, a CSA, a blog, and a farm stand.  At Whispersholler Farms LLC, our trademark “Box Of Love” comes filled with an assortment of beautiful seasonal veggies, herbs, and flowers. You may also find an occasional plant or seed packet in your box . Included weekly is the Whispersholler Farms “Mountain Meals” recipe card. This little gem is filled with mouth watering options for preparing your bountiful harvest. And, our “Mountain Meals” recipe card is laminated so you can start a recipe box or just add it to yours. Whispersholler Farms “Box Of Love” guarantees high quality, fresh, organically grown goods chosen from over 200 exciting varieties from around the World. Whispersholler Farms LLC’s “Box Of Love” is not your average CSA. Give us a call or visit whispershollerfarms.com to place your order. Thank you kindly. And, Enjoy the harvest! Pick Up Spots:Wednesday’s pick up is in Asheville (site to be determined) and Saturday’s pick up is at the Yancey County Farmer’s Market. U-Pick: If you are interested you can make an appointment to check out one of our farms and harvest your own “Box Of Love”. Appointments are set based on availablility. Kendall Huntley , Owner whispersholler.farm@gmail.com ,Anna Whitley ,whitley.anna@gmail.com, 231 Christ School Rd Arden, North Carolina, 828-536-4953.

Wildwood Herbal is a family farm that has been serving WNC with organically grown products for 21 years. We kick off the early spring with 3.5″ pots of herb & vegetable starts to get your garden growing. For the late spring/summer we co/op with other local farmers to offer a market style CSA to the North Buncombe & Weaverville area. In 2012 we received an Ag Option grant to start a Aquaponics project. Aquaponics is growing fish and using their waste to fertilize hydroponically grown plants. Our goal is to offer fresh Talapia in the fall. We have expanded our operation and now offer greens year round. We are excited to offer a growing variety of products. The best way to reach us is by e-mail at alanbsalmon@gmail.com. Products Offered: Forest Products;  greenery.  Vegetables; sweet corn, green onions, tomatoes, green beans, garlic, swiss chard, fava beans, eggplant, sweet peppers, spinach, cucumber, collards, chinese greens, salad mix, chiles, salad greens, carrots, cabbage, celery, cauliflower, winter squash, radish, broccoli, potatoes, beets, pole beans, peas, arugula, summer squash, parsnips, onions, okra, mustard greens, lettuce, leeks, kohlrabi, kale, hot peppers. Meat, Fish & Fowl; other fish, Specialty Products, landscape plants, Transplants, plants, Herbs, fresh herbs.  Practices Followed: Organic (not Certified).  Visit our farm mid-April through June for herb and vegetable plant starts. We are open Monday through Sunday 9am to 6pm. If no one is around please use the honor system. Mid-May through fall join our market style CSA for your fresh products on Friday afternoons from 4:30 to 6pm. We sell at the following tailgate markets: Asheville City Market. CSA: New for 2012 we are working with other local farmers to offer a market style CSA to the North Buncombe & Weaverville area. We will offer a wide variety of vegetables, meats, eggs, bread, plants, and fall fresh fish. Pick Up Spots: Our Market Style CSA is located at Wildwood Herbal Farm, 817 Reems Creek Rd, Weaverville, NC of Friday afternoons from 4:30 to 6pm. 817 Reems Creek, Weaverville, North Carolina, 828-645-4342, alanbsalmon@gmail.com. Seth Salmon, Aquaponics/Field production manager, sethsalmon@gmail.com.

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