When you think about sustainable agriculture, organic farms, eco-communities and quality of life in Asheville and the towns surrounding this jewel in the North Carolina mountains, you may imagine scenes like this. But this in NOT your imagination. This is real.
Committed to sustainable farming and pasturing methods, the owners of this farm also are receptive to talking with visitors about what it takes to create this environment. This is a serious plus for our clients who more and more are telling us they want to learn about sustainable practices. In general, here in the Greater Asheville area, whether you live here, are visiting or relocating, you will notice that people enjoy conversations and the accompanying camaraderie about such matters.
That, by the way, turned out to be a “good-thing” for one of our clients recently. As we toured a small, family farm just placed on the market, a number of fowl— some golden, some black, some with red combs some bald-headed but otherwise feathered creatures noisily greeted us.
“Oh Look,” our client exclaimed, pointing with delight to a creature in the meadow grass, “What’s THAT?”
To which our host, the farmer replied with a smile and a mini-dissertation, THAT is a Free Range Chicken!”