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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…

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…

Trulia: Where the Suburbs Meet the Farm

Could “agrihoods” be the key to a happier life? Along the banks of North Carolina’s French Broad River, seven miles outside of Asheville, the very first neighbors in a housing development called Olivette have shuffled their furniture and boxes out of moving trucks and into their brand-new homes. These buyers weren’t drawn by the golf course or community…

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