About Winding Stair Farm and Nursery

Our Farm has 2 locations: Valley and Mountain. The Valley Farm (next to the Nursery in Franklin, NC) is our main place for vegetable growing - all local, organic-practices and certified naturally grown. // The Mountain Farm (a private residence) is where we began the whole shebang , and is now mostly devoted to pasture for sheep. One acre is set aside for some cold-weather vegetable growing. This location is also home to our grist mill and to various lodging sites. You can buy products from both farm locations (including poultry, eggs, produce, meat, yarn and more) at our Nursery Retail Center in Franklin. // In 2020 we opened our new retail building at the Nursery, and garden center in Franklin, which is home to houseplants, tools, and gifts, in addition to our diverse range of quality plants and farm produce. In 2021, we dedicated ourselves to increasing our range of native plants; an important part of our mission to support local ecosystems. We also provide frequent classes, educational seminars and events.


Physical Address

57 Saunders Road
Franklin NC
(Macon County)

Phone (828) 369-9778
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Artisan Foods

Dairy & Eggs
duck eggs, eggs


edible flowers, fresh flowers

fresh herbs

Meat, Fish & Fowl
chicken, duck, geese, lamb, turkey

Specialty Products
Christmas wreaths, compost, decorative, floral wreaths, firewood, hand spun yarn, landscape plants, manure, plants, seeds

arugula, beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, collards, cucumber, dry beans, eggplant, green beans, green onions, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, microgreens, mustard greens, okra, onions, pole beans, radish, rutabagas, salad greens, salad mix, shell beans, spinach, summer squash, sweet corn, sweet peppers, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, winter squash


CSA members will receive weekly shares of the farm’s bounty, as well as suggested preparations, recipes, and some historic or otherwise interesting tidbits about the products! You will see lots of familiar staples, as well as some lesser-known but wonderful foods. Shares run for 18 weeks and begin in late May 2022. We are proud to share that in 2021 we received many accolades for the quantity and quality of our CSA shares.

Pick Up Details

Pickup: Winding Stair Nursery: 57 Saunders Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Wednesday, 9am-5pm.

Pick Up Addresses

Winding Stair Farm and Nursery
57 Saunders Road
Franklin, NC 28734
(Macon County)


EBT/SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
SNAP Incentives


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

View our Wholesale Listing


We have a produce shop within our retail Nursery at 57 Saunders Road, Franklin NC 28734. This shop is filled with our fresh, seasonal produce as well as other goods. Throughout most of the season we also sell certified naturally grown vegetable and herb starts to help our customers grow their own food.

Our store is open from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

Store Hours

  • Mon. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Our Farm Offers:

We have 3-4 farm scheduled tours a year where visitors can access our private farm location (12 miles west of the retail location), meet the sheep and have a tour of our new grist mill. Registration can be made on our website when dates are confirmed.

Visitor Activies:

classes/workshops, event venue (weddings, parties, festivals), farm dinner/events, guided farm tours, visiting animals

Businesses Supplied

Find our product at the following businesses:

In the ASAP directory

Yonder Community Market Righteous Rebels Farms


We sell at the following tailgate markets:

In the ASAP directory

Jackson County Farmers Market Franklin Farmers Tailgate Market


Organic (not Certified), Low Spray, GMO-Free, Pasture Raised, Humanely Raised, Certified Naturally Grown


Various options adjacent to the farm

In 2022, we will be renting out a 3-bath, 3-bed fully furnished house, farm adjacent, as well as an apartment, bunk house (by the Nantahala river) and various camping sites all on the farm property. Email us for details as we are currently readying these for 2022. [email protected]