Athena's Harvest FarmJesse Fleisher
4025 New Highway 7
Santa Fe, TN   38482  (Maury County)
Method of Sale: On Farm Sales, Foodservice / Restaurant, Community Supported Agriculture, Farmers Markets: East Nashville Farmers Market (Wednesdays 3:30-7:00pm, May-October)
Growing Healthy Food, Cultivating Healthy People Athenaís Harvest is a small, family run farm located along scenic Leiperís Creek in Fly, TN. We are approximately 50 minutes south of Nashville, and only 15 minutes from historic Leiperís Fork. Though we have chosen not to be certified organic yet, we exclusively use sustainable best practices to grow diverse fruits and vegetables while maintaining our farm's soil health and ecological balance. No synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides are used, and we don't plant any GMOs. We use cover cover crops, practice crop rotation, encourage biodiversity, and minimize water use amongst other practices We market fresh, healthy, local food in Nashville and surrounding communities through our CSA subscription service, at weekly farmers markets, and to restaurants via the Nashville Grown food hub. We are excited to be a part of the local food system! As farmers, we use tried and true gourmet varieties, while also introducing our customers to new taste experiences as we discover them. As eaters, flavor has always been paramount, so we choose and grow varieties based on flavor rather than size or standardized appearance. As former Peace Corps volunteers, Jesse and Athena have always engaged actively with the communities where they have lived and worked. Today, we are combining our farming venture with development of a modern permaculture homestead, and establishment of an international public health and sustainable agriculture training center that will be the first of its kind in Middle Tennessee. These are long term goals, and we hope you will join us on this adventure.
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