Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Flying Cloud Farm, Fairview
Just a few miles from our house is a great organic farm called Flying Cloud. Owned and operated by Annie Louise and Isaiah Perkinson, it is located 12 miles from Asheville on Rte 74A.
The Perkinsons have farmed this land for 8 years without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers or herbicides. They grow wonderful vegetables, fruits and flowers for the local farmers markets and their produce stand. The stand is run on the honor system, not something you see often in this day and age. A sampling of the days harvest is showcased - flowers on the top shelf and the more perishable items on ice int he Plexiglas bins. Prices are listed under the produce and the money is deposited in the green tube next to the stand.
The farm offers an active CSA - community supported agriculture in which customers purchase a share of the season's harvest in advance. From mid-May to mid-October, a box of fresh produce is available each week for the CSA members.
We enjoy stopping off at the produce stand to check out what is offered that day. Nice to have such a great selection of organic food in town! For more info check out www.flyingcloudfarm.net.