The Farmer's Hands is an organization with a dream of informing and inspiring people to learn to cook, ferment, preserve, and heal themselves with homegrown foods and plants. We hope to teach our community how to prepare local and fresh food and medicine by sharing our homesteading experience and the traditions and knowledge of our ancestors. We will share this through blog articles, instructional youtube videos and photos. We try our best to grow all of our own food, or support the local farmers in these mountains. We grow many varieties of flowers and create bouquets and arrangements for our events. We mend our clothes when the garden soil and summers play begin to weather them. We chop our fire wood when winters cold winds are coming. We bake our naturally leavened bread and the house fills with warmth and the smell of home. We want to share the treasures and stories that we've gathered along the way and hopefully through the blog, the videos and the photos, we will create a vision of a simpler time for you to retreat.
honey, jam, preserves, teas, vinegar, pesto, pickles, hot sauce, salsa
Dairy & Eggs
Farm Tourism & Events
farm tours, bed and breakfast, educational programs for school children, festival, celebrations, workshops, event space/weddings
dried flowers, fresh flowers, edible flowers
Fruits & Berries
apples, blackberries, blueberries, melons, peaches, pears, strawberries, paw paws, raspberries, black raspberries
dried herbs, fresh herbs
Meat, Fish & Fowl
soap, medicinal herbs, decorative, floral wreaths, salves
arugula, asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chiles, chinese greens, collards, cucumber, daikon, dry beans, garlic, green beans, green onions, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, nettles, onions, parsnips, peas, pole beans, potatoes, radish, rutabagas, salad greens, salad mix, shell beans, spinach, sun chokes, sweet peppers, sweet potato, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, summer squash, pumpkins, winter squash, rhubarb, horseradish, microgreens
We're listed in ASAP's Wholesale Local Food Guide, ASAP's Farm to Business Trade Directory.
We have a small farm-stand outside our home where we sell our produce, preserves, flower arrangements, as well as fresh farm eggs. It is a self serve stand that operates on the honor system. We are located just off Rt 213 only a mile outside Mars Hill.
Our store is open from April 15, 2017 to October 14, 2017.
We offer farm tours and workshops on the farm as well as farm to table meals, homesteading and homemade lifestyle workshops and cooking classes taught by a classically trained chef.
Organic (not Certified), Low Spray, GMO-Free, Pasture Raised, Humanely Raised, Permaculture, Free Range
The Farmer's Hands Homestead
lodging on farm is available through airbnb.com https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4428249