We began with Winding Stair Farm, which is mostly devoted to pasture for Icelandic sheep and many breeds of chicken and other poultry. One acre is set aside for our garden and some serious heirloom vegetable production, as well as a glasshouse where almost all the produce is started from seed. Winding Stair Farm, less than a mile from the Appalachian Trail, sits on the Nantahala River, just below the headwaters. We sell our farm produce at the Franklin Farmer's Market, to local restaurants and directly to our customers with a CSA program. The farm itself is not open to the public. In 2018, we opened Winding Stair Nursery, in Franklin on the Highlands Road. The diverse and prolific range of plants we offer is pretty unique. We’re very proud to serve the people of Franklin and the surrounding area with plants, trees and shrubs, as well as our farm-grown vegetable starts, when the season is right. The Nursery is open Monday to Saturday, 8:00am to 5:30pm. We frequently host educational talks, free to attend, to grow gardening know-how and for general interest.
Dairy & Eggs
eggs, duck eggs
Farm Tourism & Events
farm dinner/events, classes/workshops, event venue (weddings, parties, festivals)
Fruits & Berries
Meat, Fish & Fowl
chicken, duck, geese, lamb, turkey, trout
hand spun yarn, landscape plants
arugula, beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, chiles, chinese greens, collards, cucumber, dry beans, eggplant, garlic, green beans, green onions, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, parsnips, peas, pole beans, radish, rutabagas, salad greens, salad mix, shell beans, spinach, sweet peppers, swiss chard, tomatillos, tomatoes, turnips, summer squash, winter squash, rhubarb, sweet corn
CSA members will receive weekly shares of the farm’s bounty, as well as suggested preparations, recipes, and some historic or otherwise interesting tidbits about the products! You will see lots of familiar staples, as well as some lesser-known but wonderful foods. We know that unfamiliar vegetables can be daunting to tackle in a busy life, so we will do everything we can to help you grow your horizons and look forward to you helping us to grow ours! Shares run for 20 weeks and begin in late May 2020.
Pickup: Winding Stair Nursery
We're listed in ASAP's Wholesale Local Food Guide, ASAP's Farm to Business Trade Directory.
We have a seasonal produce shop at our Nursery location in Franklin,.
Our store is open from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
Organic (not Certified), Low Spray, GMO-Free, Pasture Raised, Humanely Raised, Animal Welfare Approved