Farm to Front Door Living
Olivette Farm is a project that purposefully preceded Olivette’s residential development, affirming the community’s commitment to re-localizing food production in Western North Carolina. Berry and fruit orchards, edible and native landscaping and community gardens are part of our “plough to pantry” philosophy. Joe Evans and Daniel Pettus, Olivette’s veteran full-time farmers, work to grow clean, nutrient-dense produce that connects people to the food they eat and the land where it grows. Active members of the local farming community, they share methods, tools, and growing practices while educating interns to become farmers.
Olivette provides organic produce for residents and the greater Asheville community through its Community-Supported Agriculture(CSA) program and the Olivette Farm online store. Quite soon, our apiary and native plantings will have even further-reaching impacts on area food production and ecosystem conservation.
“When a farm is a part of a community it is experienced with all senses and food takes on a deeper significance. Sustainable farming allows people to come together and forge relationships through learning, working, harvesting, and to enjoying delicious local food grown with care.” -Paige Witherington, Pitch Pine Organic Farm