About Highgate Farm

Highgate Farm is a Certified Naturally Grown market garden and off-grid homestead located in the scenic Walnut Mountains of Madison County NC, just outside of Marshall. Our business model is inspired by the traditional French Market Garden, with great attention to detail, supplying a broad selection of high quality and specialty vegetables, fruits, herbs, mushrooms and eggs to area tailgate markets, and CSA members. As a small scale CNG farm, our practices are closely aligned with Organic standards, and our products are only sold locally. We employ a walk-behind tractor, hand tools, drip irrigation, a passive solar propagation house, spun row cover, NOP compliant inputs and integrated pest management (IPM). Labor is provided by 2 full-time farmers, seasonal farm apprentices, interns, WWOOFers and work-traders. Find our beatiful produce at tailgate markets in Weaverville, West Asheville and Black Mountain, with CSA pick-up at those locations and on the farm in Marshall.


Physical Address

1 Rigsby Road
Marshall NC
(Madison County)

Mailing Address

782 Indian Grave Gap Rd
Marshall NC 28753
(Madison County)

Phone 828-450-0709
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Location Contact

Melissa Harwin
Cell: 828 450-0709
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Location Contact

John Kunkle
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Dairy & Eggs

Farm Tourism & Events
farm tours

fresh flowers

Fruits & Berries
blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, melons, strawberries, watermelons, wineberries

fresh herbs

arugula, asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chiles, chinese greens, cucumber, daikon, edamame, eggplant, fava beans, garlic, green beans, green onions, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, nettles, okra, onions, peas, pole beans, potatoes, radish, salad greens, salad mix, shallots, spinach, sun chokes, sweet peppers, sweet potato, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, summer squash, winter squash


In response to numerous customer requests Highgate Farm is now offering CSA memberships. Our generous boxes will be filled with the same carefully selected varieties of seasonal Certified Naturally Grown produce that have made us popular with our tailgate market customers for the past nine years. A full share includes 6 to 10 varieties of produce with an average value of $30, or enough for a couple or small family to enjoy fresh, local produce all week. For more information, or to register, email us at [email protected], or find us at ASAP's annual CSA Fair.

Pick Up Spots

West Asheville Tailgate Market Weaverville Tailgate Market Black Mountain Tailgate Market On the farm in Marshall




Our Farm Offers:

Farm Tours and on farm purchases through Asheville Farm-to-Table Tours. Educational visits by groups and clubs such as 4H abd FFA.


We sell at the following tailgate markets:

In the ASAP directory

West Asheville Tailgate Market Weaverville Tailgate Market Black Mountain Tailgate Market


Organic (not Certified), Low Spray, GMO-Free, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Pasture Raised, Wild Harvested, Humanely Raised, Free Range, Certified Naturally Grown