Author: Allison Smith

Spring Fauna at Olivette

by Marshall Ayers Right now we are in the peak of the birthing season for many of the animals that also call Olivette home. Geese, turkeys, ducks, as well as many other species of birds, are building nests and laying eggs. Whether it be in a tree, bush, or on the ground if you see…

COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Olivette Team is taking proactive steps to comply with the CDC’s guidelines for community gatherings and is canceling or rescheduling all community and public events until at least mid-April.  Our intent is to stay fluid in our decisions while carefully monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Azalea Planting in Rose Bay Park

“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” ~ The Lorax On a blustery early spring morning, Olivette residents gathered for the inaugural event of our Olivette Tree Committee, the Azalea Island Planting. Flash forward to late spring, we saw azaleas blossoming and showing the potential of what they will become.…

Olivette Farm late winter update from farmer Joe Evans

An Olivette Farm update from farmer Joe Evans… The Olivette Farm 2020 CSA sign-up has begun!  We’re excited to expand production into some new fields this year! Adding more acreage into the mix will allow us to rotate crops better, cover crop more intensively, and increase our overall production of crops for markets, restaurants, and…

2019 NAHB Best in American Living Award for Best Green Community

Olivette partners Allison Smith and Tama Dickerson recently attended the 2019 National Association of Home Builder’s Best in American Living Award Ceremony in Las Vegas, where they were honored to receive the BALA Best Green Community award on behalf of the Olivette team.  The Olivette team will truthfully never be able to express how grateful…

Jalapeno Lime Blackberry Jam

It’s blackberry season, and few things soothe my soul like the simple process of making jam.   While blackberries with jalapeno peppers and lime might seem an unlikely pairing, the following original recipe is tried and true over many years… and it’s absolutely delicious.  The acidity in the lime juice adds a brightness to the blackberries,…

Mid Summer Farm Update from Farmer Joe Evans

The greenhouse is starting to fill back up again, with the first of the fall crops germinating nicely. From now until September we’ll be seeding successions in the greenhouse. August 15th-20th is pretty much the cut off for planting brassicas (kale, cabbage, collard, broccoli, cauliflower) into the field and having them mature in time in…

Living the Green Dream

By: Elyse Umlauf-Garneau Set along a stretch of the French Broad River, the 350-acre Olivette is built around a 46-acre working farm that provides produce to local restaurants.Love, who grew up on a farm, said it’s always been her wish to return to and be close to the land and to help small non-factory farms…

Save The Date For Our Farm To Table Dinner By The River

Date: Thursday, June 27th Time: 5pm – 9pm Location: Rosebay Park Pavilion Enjoy an open-air feast celebrating the bounty of the summer from our very own Olivette Farm and other local farms. This dinner alfresco will highlight some of Asheville’s culinary elite with a five-course meal and farm crafted cocktails. Over Easy Cafe will stimulate…

Summer’s Soft Launch

While Memorial Day weekend widely recognized as the official start of summer, for many people with farm CSA subscriptions the debut of the CSA baskets mark the “soft launch” of summer.   It’s a very exciting time of year for residents and friends of Olivette as the Olivette Farm 2019 CSA starts today, heralding a summer…

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