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 produce, herbs, and flowers to area tailgate markets, and CSA members. We aim to share our products and our great love of food, to inspire your inner chef. As a small scale CNG farm, our practices are closely aligned with Organic standards, and our products are only sold locally. We employ a small 4WD and walk-behind tractors, 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 the River Arts District of Asheville, 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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Business Contact

Melissa Harwin
Phone: (828) 450-0709
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Location Contact

Melissa Harwin
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Location Contact

John Kunkle
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fresh flowers

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

dried herbs, fresh herbs

arugula, asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chiles, chinese greens, collards, 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, rutabagas, salad greens, salad mix, shallots, spinach, sun chokes, sweet peppers, sweet potato, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, summer squash, winter squash, sweet corn, microgreens


Our generous boxes are 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 thirteen years. Because we grow such a broad selection of produce, no two weekly shares will be exactly the same. A full share includes 7 to 10 varieties of produce with an average value of $35, 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 Details

West Asheville Tailgate Market River Arts District Tailgate Market Black Mountain Tailgate Market On the farm in Marshall

Pick Up Addresses

Highgate Farm
1 Rigsby Rd
Marshall, NC 28753
(Madison County)

West Asheville Tailgate Market
718 Haywood Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
(Buncombe County)

River Arts District Tailgate Market
289 Lyman St
Asheville, NC 28801
(Buncombe County)

Black Mountain Tailgate Market
130 Montreat Rd
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(Buncombe County)


EBT/SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)


Our Farm Offers:

Educational visits by small school groups and clubs such as 4H and FFA by arrangement. Volunteer work days.


We sell at the following tailgate markets:

In the ASAP directory

West Asheville Tailgate Market Black Mountain Tailgate Market River Arts District Farmers Market


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