About Highgate Farm

Highgate Farm is a small Certified Naturally Grown market garden and off-grid homestead in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. We live on 25 acres of mostly forested cove near Marshall, NC. Our main production fields occupy 4 acres of nearby bottom land where we cultivate most of our annual vegetable crops. Older production fields occupy a sunny ridge of terraced beds, where we are establishing perennial crops such as asparagus, flowers and small fruits. Both sites are surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Our business model is inspired by the traditional French Market Garden, with great attention to detail, supplying high quality and specialty produce, mushrooms, and eggs to area tailgate markets, restaurants and grocers. As a small scale CNG farm, our practices are closely aligned with NOP standards. 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 and work-traders. We currently sell our Certified Naturally Grown produce, flowers, eggs, berries, and mushrooms at tailgate markets and CSA shares in Weaverville and Black Mountain.


Physical Address

1 Rigsby Road
Marshall NC
(Madison County)

Mailing Address

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

Phone 828-450-0708
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Location Contact

Melissa Harwin
Cell: 828-450-0709
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Dairy & Eggs

Farm Tourism & Events
farm tours

fresh flowers

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

fresh herbs

arugula, asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chiles, chinese greens, cucumber, daikon, dry beans, 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, shell beans, spinach, sun chokes, sweet peppers, sweet potato, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, summer squash, pumpkins, 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. Our main CSA season runs 20 weeks, from May through September, at a cost of $500. Autumn Harvest season runs 8 weeks, October through Thanksgiving, at $200. Full Season, 28 weeks, May through Thanksgiving, for $650. To register, email us at [email protected]

Pick Up Spots

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




We're listed in ASAP's Wholesale Local Food Guide, ASAP's Farm to Business Trade Directory.

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Our Farm Offers:

Farm Tours and on farm purchases through Asheville Farm-to-Table Tours.


We sell at the following tailgate markets:

In the ASAP directory

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