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The Octopus Garden is excited to be entering our first season of production at the Farmer Incubator and Grower (FIG) Farm in Valle Crucis! This year we will be growing mixed vegetables, medicinal and culinary herbs, and cut flowers.

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Selling at Watauga County Farmers Market, the Avery County Farmers Market, and other select locations in the Boone area!

Depend on us for: broccoli, cabbage, kale, lettuce, salad greens, asian greens, chard, carrots, beets, radishes, turnips, herbs, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, okra, potatoes, winter squash and cut flowers!

We are now accepting members to our CSA program that runs from May-October: we choose only ten weeks of delivery during this period to offer you the best tastes of the season.

Tentative dates for CSA delivery are as follows:
May 20
June 3
June 17
July 1
July 15
July 29
August: NO CSA delivery
September 9
September 23
October 7
October 21
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The price for membership in the CSA is $250, and you will receive at least $25 worth of produce in your box each time, if not more. We are aiming for happy customers that we can develop a relationship with over time. If you are interested but can’t pay $250 all at once we offer options for paying in installments.
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CSA pick up will likely be on Tuesday nights near downtown Boone.
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If you are interested in Market Credit, you can pay $100, $150, $200, $250 or $300 at the beginning of the season and come to market each week to pick out what you would like, rather than receiving what I put in the box for you. Then we deduct from your balance each week until you have spent it all!
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We are also happy to develop lasting relationships with our customers and I hope to plan a few events over the course of the season to get the members out to the farm and get them together with each other. I am thinking potlucks, maybe a weekend work day at the farm, and a canning class or two to instruct those who are interested in salsa making, pickle making. I will also send out a weekly newsletter to keep you updated with what’s going on at the farm!
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We want to hear from you if you…

  • Are interested in joining our CSA, or our “Market Credit” program: You pledge to buy a certain amount of produce throughout the season, then pick up what you want each week at the Farmers Market on credit.
  • Are interested in joining our list serv to receive email updates on what we have available and where we’ll be selling each week once production begins. We will NOT spam you!
  • Want to know about volunteer opportunities at the farm starting this spring
  • Are a restaurant interested in including our produce on your menu, or would like to order cut flowers

Get in touch with us!

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