CSA Fair

Find Your Farm Share!

Friday, March 8, 3:00–5:30 p.m.
YWCA of Asheville, 185 S. French Broad Ave.

CSA Fairs are a chance to meet local farmers face-to-face and learn more about CSA programs. You can ask questions about what products are included in the CSA box throughout the year, the farm’s growing practices, payment options, and pickup locations. Attendees can sign up for a CSA during the fair or follow up with farmers later. All farms at ASAP’s CSA Fair offer CSA pickup locations or delivery in Buncombe County. ASAP’s CSA Fair is family-friendly, with activities for kids and community connections.

Have questions about how CSAs (or Community Supported Agriculture) work? Learn more here and compare CSA farms throughout the region.

Participating Farms

Farms are subject to change.

A Way of Life Farm

Bostic, NC
Sara Jane and Jamie Davis

Members enjoy the farm’s certified organic harvest for as many as 30 weeks. Sign up for one, two, or three 10-week seasons, and enjoy fresh vegetables, fruits, and an optional pork share. Recipes, storage tips, and news from the farm are included with each week’s share. A Way of Life Farm’s CSA is a convenient and fun way to enjoy the best produce each season has to offer.

Size: full shares
Weeks: 30, divided into 10-week spring, summer, and fall seasons
Payment: upfront or payment plan
Pickup locations: All Souls Pizza (Asheville), Rutherfordton, and on the farm

Blazing Star Flowers

Alexander, NC
Suzanne Nolter

Brighten up your home or workspace with gorgeous, fresh, seasonal, and sustainably grown flowers! We offer weekly CSA flower shares by the month or for the full season, available as pre-made mixed bouquets or buckets of loose stems (perfect for DIY home arrangers). We also a one-time flower seedling pick up in May. CSA Members are invited to the farm for an open house during the growing season to say hello and see where their flowers come from.

Weeks: 12, June-August
Payment: upfront or monthly
Pickup locations: Honey and the Hive (Weaverville), Plēb Urban Winery (Asheville), Olivette Farm (Alexander), SAHC Community Farm (Alexander), Karen Donatelli Bakery (Asheville); delivery available

Crow Fly Farms

Marion, NC
Jake Puckett

Clean, nutrient-dense meat for you and your family for the month. Choose a beef, pork, or combined box. Save more than 15 percent when you buy through our CSA and get add-on products for a 10 percent discount. CSA customers get first dibs on high-demand products like lamb sausage that sell out quickly.

Size: 10 lbs./month or 15 lbs./month
Weeks: year-round; can choose 6-month, 3-month, or 1-month plans
Payment: monthly or upfront for 3 and 6-month plans
Pickup locations: on the farm or Asheville City Market

Encompass Farm

Rutherford County, NC
Vannah Roddy

The most convenient way to get fresh local veggies to your table! Week by week subscription basis—no season-long commitment. Pause any time, and customize your share. We are committed to Beyond Organic growing practices, biodegradable packaging, and weekly meal ideas based on the produce in your box. Pick up your Custom Weekly Veggie Box from multiple locations around Asheville, and add on flowers, seasonings, and more!

Size: A weekly box typically feeds a family of two a serving of veggies for every meal.
Weeks: year-round; flower share 21 weeks, June-October
Payment: pay by the week
Pickup locations: East Asheville Tailgate Market, Foothills Butcher Bar (Black Mountain), Urban Orchard Cider Co. – South Slope (Asheville), Radius Chiropractic (Swannanoa)

Hickory Nut Gap

Fairview, NC
Jamie and Amy Ager

The Hickory Nut Gap CSA Program is a great way to buy local, sustainable food directly from the farm at a 10-percent discounted price. By signing up, members enroll monthly and receive a variety of grassfed beef, pastured pork, and pastured chicken. Members also receive an additional 10-percent discount off any additional meat or egg purchases.

Size: small (approximately 10 lbs.) and large (approximately 15 lbs.)
Weeks: year-round
Payment: month by month, SNAP/EBT
Pickup locations: on the farm

Oak Holler Farm

Marshall, NC
Nick Listo

Our CSA is based around convenience. We offer drop off at your home or pick up in Asheville or our farm stand. Vegetables are produced with organic practices. Your share typically includes seven items in a 3/4 bushel box. We select varieties that have proven successful on our farm and are customer favorites. We provide weekly recipes to make sure our customers know how to use the produce in their boxes each week.

Size: full and limited number of half shares
Weeks: 26, May-October, plus a small winter share
Payment: upfront, in two installments, or four-month financing
Pickup locations: on the farm or in Asheville; delivery available

Olivette Farm

Alexander, NC
Daniel Pettus and Lauren Penner

A diverse box featuring an ever-rotating cast of the freshest and highest quality produce. Primarily vegetables and some fruit (melons).

Size: full shares
Weeks: 20
Payment: upfront or payment plan
Pickup locations: East Asheville Tailgate Market, Asheville City Market, on the farm

Seven Seeds Farm

Brian Tingley
Burnsville, NC

Our produce and flower CSA uses the free-choice model. Members are allotted a certain amount of points per week corresponding with their share size. Each item of produce is assigned a certain amount of points. At pickup, members then spend their points on the items they want.

Size: small, medium, and large shares
Weeks: 25 (June to November) with spring and winter options
Payment: upfront
Pickup locations: Riverside Rhapsody Beer Company (Woodfin)

ShipShape Farmer & Chef

Candler, NC
Natasha Shipman

Produce and flower CSAs. Each box consists of in-season produce, herbs, and fruits grown here at the farm with the ability to add produce, eggs, and/or flowers for additional cost paid at time of order. CSA members will be invited to attend the farm for a member appreciation day.

Size: full shares (available weekly or biweekly)
Weeks: 18, May-August; 8-week fall season, September-October; flower CSA 8-10 weeks mid July-September
Payment: upfront or payment plan
Pickup locations: on the farm or Enka-Candler Tailgate Market

Stump Farms

Hendersonville, NC
Kevin and Alicia Stump

Variety of vegetables, microgreens, herbs, mushrooms, eggs, honey, ferments, jams, jellies, salsas, and kombucha. Our indoor hydroponic farm offers regular production of everyday staples and our greenhouses produce big variety to fill you share every week!

Size: full and midsize shares
Weeks: 7 for spring and summer shares, 14 for fall/winter
Payment: upfront or weekly payments
Pickup locations: at the farm store, Asheville City Market, Hendersonville Farmers Market

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