Cove Creek Nursery/Farm

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County: McDowell

Location: Old Fort

Total acres 80.0

Acres of cropland/tillable land 25.0

Acres of pasture 6.0

Acres of unfenced pasture 49.0

Property Description

Cove Creek Nursery/Farm is a chemical free and non-GMO vegetable and grain farm and grows a wide variety of vegetables and grain for human and livestock consumption. They also have offer small fruits (blueberries and blackberries), pears, figs, and cherries and offers both cool season and warm season vegetables so they have something to offer year-round. They also have whole wheat and rye flour and corn meal for your cooking needs. Cove Creek Nursery/Farm products can be found at Black Mountain Farmers' Market and Historic Marion Tailgate Market and has also contributed produce to the McDowell Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

Type of opportunity

  • Lease (1 to 5 Years)
  • Business Partnership

Type of opportunity - more info

Looking for a match: I have 3-4 acres in veggies and 49 acres in corn, wheat, and cowpeas. I am currently farming full time with the support and help of the immediate family. We are expanding the product line of the farm. We are going into raising livestock. We are looking for someone that is interested in taking over the vegetables and grow it to where they want it to go for them. There will be times that we can hep with the vegetables and there may be times we need help with the livestock. We have the land and some of the equipment to do the work with and it can be available for use when needed.

Equipment & infrastructure

  • Barn
  • Fencing
  • Well / Pond / Other water source
  • Greenhouse
  • Farmer housing
  • Farm equipment
  • Irrigation equipment

Equipment & infrastructure - more info

Farmer housing a possibility.

Current production on farm

  • Field crops
  • Hogs
  • Poultry (Broiler/Layer)
  • Vegetable production

Current production on farm - more info

In the early 1750's, our ancestors received part of the land that we currently farm from the state of North Carolina by the Land Grant Act. Other parcels were purchased from other family members during the years. Since the 1750’s we have farmed this land in some form or fashion. Our great-grandparents ran a fully sustainable farm by working the land productively and with good conservation practices. I remember my grandpa and his helper working the land with horses and mules. They grew grain and vegetables and had cows, pigs, and chickens on the farm.

Current and past farming practices

  • Ecological production but not certified

Current and past farming practices - more info

In the early 1950’s, my maternal grandpa purchased available land off Old Fort Sugar Hill Road in the Bethlehem community. Both of my grandpas were brought up the say way: working the land productively and sustainably. We restarted this process in 2007 by experimenting with various crops and growing methods. We found a way to be successful and give us a return on our investment, yet remain completely chemical free in our growing process. We are looking for ways to be year round producers so that we can better serve our friends and customers with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Conservation easements or other protection programs

Present Use Value

Additional aspects

Contact: Alvin Lytle 828-442-3720 (leave a message) More information: http://appalachiangrown.org/listing/show/1939-cove-creek-nursery-farm