LONG BRANCH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

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About Long Branch Environmental Education Center

Please come visit, take a workshop, and explore our solar and eco-demonstrations, permaculture, u-pick organic blueberries and raspberries, apples, cider, chestnuts, edible landscape, tree crop nursery, and trout pond. Hike exhilarating trails on 1,635 wild acres in the Newfound mountains. Waterfalls, wildflowers, panoramic vistas, and abundant wildlife! Ecological learning is exciting, fun, rewarding and mighty tasty!

CONTACT

Physical Address

278 Boyd Cove Rd.
Leicester NC
(Buncombe County)

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 369
Leicester NC 28748
(Buncombe County)

Phone 828-683-3662
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PRODUCTS OFFERED

Artisan Foods
cider, honey, jam, preserves, dried fruits

Dairy & Eggs
eggs

Farm Tourism & Events
farm tours, educational programs for school children, cabins, workshops

Flowers
fresh flowers, edible flowers

Fruits & Berries
apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, grapes, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums, strawberries, paw paws, raspberries, nectarines, wineberries

Herbs
fresh herbs

Meat, Fish & Fowl
trout

Nuts & Seeds
chestnuts, walnuts

Specialty Products
medicinal herbs, plants, earthworms, firewood, gourds, landscape plants, compost

U-PICK

Heritage variety red raspberries, native blackcap raspberries, blueberries, wineberries, thornless blackberries. Heirloom apples, pears, cherries, chestnuts, trout.

Product

Available

apples

mid-August to November

wineberries

mid-June to August

blueberries

mid-June to November

trout

January 1 to December 31

chestnuts

August 15 to November 15

WHOLESALE LOCAL FOOD GUIDE LISTING

We're listed in ASAP's Wholesale Local Food Guide, ASAP's Farm to Business Trade Directory.

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ROADSIDE INFORMATION

On-farm location. Please call or email before visiting.

Our store is open from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Store Hours

  • Sun. 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Mon. 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tue. 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wed. 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thu. 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri. 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat. 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

VISITING

Our Farm Offers:

Tours, school programs, eco-tourism, environmental education programs for families, pond for fishing, picnic areas, hiking trails, scenic vistas.

PRACTICES FOLLOWED

Organic (not Certified), GMO-Free, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Wild Harvested, Humanely Raised, Permaculture

LODGING

Rustic accommodations and camping available year-round.