2017!

Things look better than ever at both FIG and the farmhouse fields, with numerous farming innovations and building improvements (especially the new farmstand!), and ever-improving soil qualities. It’s shaping up to be a good harvest year. Waxwing Farm has gotten way into flowers, chickens and ducks this year, and the ducks frolicking in the creek… Read More 2017!

2016 – A year of growing, changing, and planning

The farm projects continue to grow and thrive in their independence. The HC-CSA moved under the umbrella of local non-profit Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture. Matt Cooper of Lively Up Farm continues to take the lead at the farmer incubator FIG Farm in Valle Crucis, while Kathleen Petermann (joined by Frankie Mangogna) manages Waxwing Farm between the old… Read More 2016 – A year of growing, changing, and planning

Our appreciation for the life of Charles Church, February 2, 1946–April 28, 2013.

Charles Church: The evangelist of farming Charles Church was born February 2, 1946, from the mountain land, into a family that lived from agriculture. He was the fifth generation of farmers in his family in Valle Crucis, North Carolina, and his life was dedicated to farming in a world in which this had become an… Read More Our appreciation for the life of Charles Church, February 2, 1946–April 28, 2013.