Roots & Fruits Market Garden

Contact Farmland Owner

To protect the privacy of our users, contact information is only available to registered users who are logged in. Registration is quick, easy, and free.

Login | Create an Account

County: Buncombe

Location: 151 S. Ridgeway Avenue Black Mountain, NC 28711

Total acres 0.3

Acres of cropland/tillable land 0.3

Acres of pasture 0.0

Acres of unfenced pasture 0.0

Type of opportunity

  • Incubator / Mentored Lease
  • Business Partnership

Type of opportunity - more info

The Roots & Fruits Farm Business Incubator provides the tools and resources aspiring agricultural entrepreneurs need to develop and manage viable farm enterprises in Appalachia. The Incubator reduces the traditional barriers to success for new farm businesses by providing access to land, shared equipment, infrastructure, low-interest capital, business mentoring, and training in advanced practical skills. Launching farm-based businesses in the supportive, low-risk environment of the Incubator greatly increases the likelihood of business viability and success.

Equipment & infrastructure

  • Barn
  • Fencing
  • Well / Pond / Other water source
  • Greenhouse
  • Livestock facilities
  • Farm equipment
  • Processing facilities
  • Irrigation equipment
  • Cold storage (cooler/freezer)

Equipment & infrastructure - more info

Use of 1/4 acre of farmland at the Roots & Fruits Farm for two years Access to equipment and tools, irrigation, fencing, storage shed, greenhouse, and tunnels Direct selling through our existing market & restaurant Access to the Black Mountain Farmer’s Market A seat on the WNC Chapter of the Young Farmers board of directors A series of field training workshops Participation in Organic Growers School CRAFT program Individual on-site mentoring from experienced organic farmers One-on-one assistance with business planning, management, and marketing A supportive community network of farmers and food citizens

Current production on farm

  • Aquaculture
  • Flowers
  • Herbs
  • Orchard
  • Vegetable production

Current production on farm - more info

4 season market garden + chicken & ducks, for eggs.

Current and past farming practices

  • Biodynamic
  • Transitioning to organic
  • Ecological production but not certified