Category Archives: produce

chemical-free, fresh fruits and vegetables.

Raindrops are falling on my head

The full moon arrived two early mornings ago and brought with her much action. We welcomed a new baby cow into the world yesterday morning.  Our Jersey cow, Daisy, had a girl.  Wide-eyed and full of wonder, the new babe is waiting to be named. Pictures of her are coming soon.  Right now she  is […]
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Flowers, flowers, everywhere

A new wave of flowers and ornamentals got planted today. Some seedlings from the greenhouse, others direct-sown seed — zinias, cosmos, impatients, nasturtiums, edible flower mix, coleus. Many went in front of the house — around the spiral and above the walls and stairs. So green and lush everywhere! Judging from the blackberries and insects, […]
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Fundraiser Success!!

Smiles, to me, are what make an event a success. And guests of the Slow Food Asheville fundraiser held at our farm last Saturday were all smiles. The event was also a success in raising funds for airfare to get our WNC delegates to Italy next month for the international “Terra Madre” Slow Food conference. […]
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Fundraiser Photos

Each album represents a different day. I recommend the slideshow view. You’ll need to run each day’s slideshow separately. Home » "Mountain Fire" Slow Food Fundraiser » Pig Harvest Day Pig Harvest Day Thursday, Sept. 16, we slaughtered and cleaned the pig that was roasted overnight Friday-Saturday for the Saturday fundraiser. Slideshow View 22 photos […]
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Another visit home

Here I am again at the farm, So grateful there is a place to come that captures the moment of season shifts, starlight, and good company. I got in late sunday nite did some unwind in the hot tub and crashed in the Granny flat (each room has its name here), a great nights sleep […]
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Once in a lifetime…

Plans for the fundraiser are really coming together. Chef Mark has a nice outline for the food-prep and cooking schedule. We have several folks already eager to help out over the three days. Food-prep will start two days prior to the actual Sept. 18 fundraiser … well sort of, since technically you could say food […]
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Countdown to culinary delights…

The Slow Food Asheville “Mountain Fire” Terra Madre Fundraiser is just a month away now. Sunswept will be hosting the event on September 18, which will include a homegrown, scratch-made, medieval fantasy of fire-kissed foods, with a slow-roasted Sunswept Berkshire pig as the centerpiece. The fundraiser will help eight WNC organic farmers and slow food […]
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solar showers ahoy

we are getting some of the final touches on our farm and facilities.  a solar shower is being made ready for the farm site, especially timed for the yoga retreat mado and meghan are bringing here this weekend.  we are weed eating in all manner to make the place shine and glow.  no one can […]
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Jammin’ July

Last week we made some yummy blueberry jam. Before that, we made at least two huge blueberry pies, one 12-inch tart, countless blueberry pancakes, and still there are gallons to put up in the freezer. Yay! I’m contemplating blueberry salsa to go with dinner tonight and am wondering what other unsual ways I can make […]
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Fruit around the corner

There is so much fruit ripening everywhere. Pears and TONS of blueberries were what I noticed walking around today. There are probably cherries about ripe too, though i wasn’t over on that end of the farm to take a peek today. I planted nasturtiums, sunflowers, calendula, and mixed wildflowers. I hope the chickens don’t eat […]
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