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. The Olivette team will truthfully never be able to express how grateful we are for this accolade.  The…

Why Adding Geothermal to Your Home can Increase its Value

by Robert Little, CRS Geothermal HVAC systems are good for the environment and good for your pocket book, but are they also good for your new home’s value? When considering major upgrades, most homeowners want to get the most out of their investment. To make these ROI calculations, homeowners should consider every part of the…

2019 Fall Colors Fun Run

A colorful celebration of fall with a family friendly fun run!Photos by @stephenpruitphotography Posted by Olivette on Monday, December 9, 2019

2019 AHBA PACE Community of the Year

The Olivette Team was honored and delighted to receive the Asheville Home Builder’s Association PACE 2019 Community of the Year Award at the Parade of Homes Gala!

Fall Farm to Table

On the evening of October 3rd, the Olivette community joined together for our fall farm to table dinner to benefit for the NC Climate Solutions Coalition, a cause that is very dear to our hearts. The weather was sweet and the company was even sweeter.  Our farmer, Joe Evans, grows a beautiful variety of vegetables,…

Profile: Living Stone Design + Build

Because Olivette is a different kind of community with a focus on sustainability, it’s always been important to us that we partner with builders who share that focus. Asheville-based Living Stone Design + Build is one such company whose vision aligns so closely with our own. Their history is fascinating, especially because many of their…

North Carolina Home Builders Association STARS Awards 2019!

Well, if you’ve been following us on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably already heard the incredible news… And if you haven’t let me be the first to tell you! Wednesday night at the North Carolina Home Builders Association STARS Awards, Olivette was honored to be awarded the 2019 North Carolina Community of the Year for…

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…

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