We are happy to announce that we are sponsoring the West Asheville Tailgate Market this year! It is so important to support the local food scene whenever you can! Get out there and buy from our local farmers at the farmers market…or you can at least order local foods from someplace like Mother Earth Produce and have them deliver the food straight to your house!

Dr. Gottfried and Dr. Mann have been very involved in the local food movement. Dr. Gottfried was born and raised on a farm in North Dakota so this farming thing is second nature to him. This year he has started raising heritage chickens on The Farm. He built pretty much the coolest chicken coop you have ever seen that is designed after an old country church. They have 200 baby Barred Plymouth Rock Chickens happily cruising around the new chicken coop!

Dr. Mann and her husband Jon have been growing raspberries for the past couple years on their farm in Waynesville. They have been selling to a local farm to table restaurant in the Highlands/Cashiers area. This year they have planted more blackberries, blueberries, figs, cherries, honeyberries, marionberries, and hazelnut trees! It’s going to be a very busy picking season this year because this will be the first year that all 400 raspberry plants will be mature.

Berries from Johnny and Haley Mann’s Farm