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CRAFT TOUR: Franny’s Farm

Franny’s Farm July 12th, 2014 Small Scale Livestock – Sheep, Poultry & Bees Our July CRAFT tour took us to Franny’s Farm in Leicester on the 12th. In just their second year farming, Frances, Jeff and their son Zach Tacy have established diversified small scale livestock on their farm, and presented a great landscape to […]

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CRAFT TOUR: Blue Ridge Food Ventures & Smoking J’s

Blue Ridge Food Ventures & Smoking J’s June 14th, 2014 Value Added Products We doubled up for our June tour topic on “Value Added Products” by taking a tour of Blue Ridge Food Ventures commercial kitchen facility with a trip to Smoking J’s Fiery Foods farm, both in Candler on June 14th. It was a […]

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Amazing Line-up of Instructors for Harvest Conference

Amazing Line-up of Instructors for Harvest Conference

Harvest Conference (September 5&6, 2014) in Asheville, NC welcomes these wonderful speakers: Featured Speakers Janisse Ray, award-winning writer, naturalist, and activist is author of five books of literary nonfiction, including Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, a memoir about growing up on a junkyard in the ruined longleaf pine ecosystem of the Southeast. Her latest book, […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Feast to Benefit Local Organic Growers

August 4, 2014  Asheville, NC—The dream team of local food organizations including the French Broad Food Coop, Organic Growers School, Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Green Sage Café, RAD & West Asheville Tailgate Markets are partnering to announce the August 4th benefit to fund a project bringing bulk organic animal feed to WNC. The Midsummer Night’s Feast […]

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CRAFT TOUR: Gaining Ground Farm

Gaining Ground Farm – May 10th For our May CRAFT tour, we had our first visit to Gaining Ground Farm! Anne and Aaron Grier and their apprentice crew grow a slew of annual produce, graze a happy herd of 25+ Red Devon beef cattle, and one hundred chickens on family land in Leicester. They are […]

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Pastured Poultry

From the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association Website. To see their site, click here. What is Pastured Poultry? Pastured Poultry relies on raising chickens directly on green pasture. The model has been developed over the last twenty years and allows the birds to receive a significant amount of pasture forage as feed. The birds are […]

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Plant an Extra Row or Two

If my expanded gardens work, I’ll have more food than I could possibly eat, and, unless I find room for and get another freezer or pantry, way more than I can even put up for the winter. Why would any sane person invest in the expensive infrastructure of more raised beds if not to eat […]

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CRAFT EVENT: Farmer Orientation 2014

Farmer Orientation May 4th, 2014 On May 4th, we held our first Farmer Orientation. Full Sun Farm was a great host for the gathering, and we want to thank them for letting us come out! It was a perfect spring day, and after a quick tour of the farm to check out their new greenhouse […]

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Organic Feed Available in WNC

Finally, a list of where to get organic feed locally. In order mostly by geography. Please support these folks bringing local feed to our region.A list of where to get organic feed locally. In order mostly by geography. Reedy Fork Farm website George and Cherry Teague 7092 Sockwell Rd Elon, NC 27244 (336) 449-4888 Reedy […]

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Chelsea Green offers 25% off to Friends of Organic Growers School

Chelsea Green offers 25% off to Friends of Organic Growers School

We’re proud to have Chelsea Green Publishing as one of our sponsors this year. They are helping us bring Janisse Ray to Asheville for our 1st Annual Harvest Conference.   In addition, they are offering a discount code for 25% off of all products from their site. Click here to visit the Chelsea Green Publishing site. If […]

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