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!
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
On December 14, 2015, a new representative from the NCDOT, Jacob Bryant from the Wilkesboro right-of-way division, called the farm and told us that the DOT plans to widen the road within the next six months. On Dec. 21, 2015, Jacob Bryant came to the farm. In a meeting that lasted over 2 hours, he presented… Read More Road Update – December 2015
As the summer season kicks off, we are very pleased that things are in full-swing around the farm. The land is being worked with love and dedication, and each project has become independent. This transition is a great success–from the first day of Maverick Farms in 2004, our goal was to create sustainable projects that… Read More Maverick Farms in 2015
2014 marks the 10-year anniversary of Maverick Farms. We are so proud of all the programs and work we’ve accomplished over the last ten years! This year the focus is on the FIG project and beginning farmers in the high country. This year there are 5 beginning, landless farmers at FIG, and the land at… Read More 2014 – Ten Year Anniversary!
Dear friends of Maverick Farms, This is to update you on the current situation regarding Justus road, the NCDOT, and how it affects our farm. Thanks to YOUR support, we have, so far, successfully negociated to keep the roads out of ourfarm fields. We can not thank you enough for your rallying of support around… Read More March 26, 2014 – DOT Update
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.
NCDOT Bridge-Widening Project Threatens Iconic Farm Alternate routes being considered after public outcry By: Sara Burrows Apr. 10th, 2013 VALLE CRUCIS — A picturesque farm in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains featured by The New York Times as a model for local, sustainable agriculture soon may have a road — and three bridges — paved… Read More Carolina Journal: DOT Bridge-Widening Project Threatens Iconic Farm Alternate routes being considered after public outcry
Dear Maverick Farms Supporters, We have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support for Maverick Farms and our work in the community. We are proud to have so many supporters in so many places and will continue to fight to keep our land in production. At this point we are waiting to hear back from… Read More Maverick Farms DOT update 3/5/2013
NC DOT Delays Bridge Expansion at Maverick Farms, But Keeps Pressure On State highway department delays but reiterates plan to pave two farm fields of Valle Crucis-based Maverick Farms to make way for bridges Contact: Hillary Wilson, executive director, Maverick Farms, firstname.lastname@example.org, 828 963 4656 VALLE CRUCIS, NC, Feb. 27, 2013 — In a Feb.… Read More Feb. 27, 2013–NC DOT Delays Bridge Expansion at Maverick Farms, But Keeps Pressure On