Olivette Farm is a project that affirms the Olivette community’s commitment to re-localizing food production in Western North Carolina. The farm grows year round salad greens, microgreens, specialty produce, flowers, fruit and honey for local farmers markets and restaurants, as well as CSA memberships. To properly steward the land, Olivette Farm uses methods such as crop rotation, cover cropping and conservation tillage, as well as a wide variety of both traditional and modern growing practices. Everything grown on the farm is produced with great care and recognition of the fragile nature of our ecosystem. We welcome visitors and volunteers at Olivette Farm, as the growth and education of our community is our top priority.
Dairy & Eggs
Farm Tourism & Events
farm tours, hay rides, educational programs for school children, festival, celebrations, workshops, event space/weddings
dried flowers, fresh flowers, edible flowers
Fruits & Berries
asian pears, blueberries, melons
sprouts, wheat grass
arugula, beets, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, celeriac, chiles, chinese greens, collards, cucumber, daikon, eggplant, garlic, green beans, green onions, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsnips, peas, pole beans, potatoes, radish, ramps, salad greens, salad mix, spinach, sun chokes, sweet peppers, sweet potato, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, summer squash, pumpkins, winter squash, microgreens
Olivette Farm offers Asheville's only Salad CSA. We offer both a 28 week full season share, a 14 week half season share, and an 8 week winter share. HOW DOES IT WORK? -Our full season Salad CSA half-season lasts for 28 weeks, beginning on April 26 and ending on November 1. Our half season Salad CSA lasts for 14 weeks, beginning on April 26 and ending on July 26. Winter share details will be available in August. -Each week your bag will contain 5-7 different seasonal salad ingredients. -An example of a spring CSA bag would be: 1 Bag of Lettuce Mix 1 Bag of Arugula 1 Bag of Spinach 1 Bunch of Spring Onions 1 Bunch of Baby Carrots 1 Bunch of Baby Beets -An example of a summer CSA bag would be 1 Pint of Cherry Tomatoes 1 Pint of Lunch Box Peppers 1 Bag of Summercrisp Lettuce 1 Bag of Basil 1 Bag of Baby Kale 1 Quart of Microgreens -You can pick up your vegetable CSA bag in one of three locations: On the farm on Wednesdays from 4:00-7:00pm. At Fifth Season Gardening in the Asheville Market on Wednesdays from 4:00-7:00pm. At the Black Mountain Tailgate Market on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm.
Pick ups are available on Saturdays at the Black Mountain Tailgate Market, Wednesdays at the farm in Alexander, and on Wednesdays at Fifth Season Gardening in the Asheville Market.
We're listed in ASAP's Wholesale Local Food Guide, ASAP's Farm to Business Trade Directory.
We offer farm tours and education workshops throughout the year. Volunteers on the farm are also welcome.
Organic (not Certified), GMO-Free, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Certified Naturally Grown