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Anne Gaines Grier: Gaining Ground Farm

Fruits & Vegetables; Season Extension
“I wouldn’t have gotten into the project as quickly without the grant. It would have taken me a whole other year to buy the cultivators. I was able to do it on the scale I wanted to this year, so I can learn on this land before the big move next year (to a farm in the Sandy Mush community).” ~ Anne Gaines Grier

Anne Gaines Grier is selling produce year-round by growing winter crops, such as onions, leeks and garlic, with the help of her grant. She purchased tractor and field equipment and propagation materials crucial for a year-round operation.

Anne sells to area restaurants, local produce companies, natural food grocers and tailgate markets. Gaining Ground also offers a Community Supported Agriculture share from spring through fall.


Buncombe County

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