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Exciting Opportunity for Local Family Farm

Please vote and support one of our Sandy Mush farms; the Frisbee family is working hard to prove that vineyards are a viable and profitable farming venture in western North Carolina.  Profitable family farms, and farmland preservation is our goal!

Learn about this family’s farm story!

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2nd Annual Sandy Mush Cycle to Farm October 11th…join the fun!

We are excited to be having our 2nd Annual Cycle to Farm Event in Sandy Mush.  Everyone had a great time last year, and we look forward to even more cyclists and more fun this year.  Our friends at Addison Farms Vineyard will once again host our start/finish and Fabulous After Party.  Come on out and join us and bring your friends.  Registration deadline is October 1st.  Cycle and meet your farmers of Gaining Ground Farm, Beulah Farm, Sandy Hollar Farm and Full Sun Farm.  After enjoying the beautiful ride along farm country with fall colors as the backdrop, cyclists will get an extra special treat at our Sandy Mush CTF because local potter, Matt Jones, and his intern are making lovely and useful bowls for you to enjoy your farm to table meal of Brunswick stew and to take home as a memento of your Sandy Mush adventure.

Learn more about how Cycle to Farm provides a positive impact to farming communities and about farmland conservation:

 

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Cycle To Farm: Sandy Mush, NC

 

A Handcrafted Christmas on the Farm

Community, crafts and giving are what inspired our first annual A Handcrafted Christmas in Sandy Mush.  Our friends, Jeff and Dianne Frisbee are hosting this holiday craft bazaar at their farm, Addison Farms Vineyard.  Jeff grew up on this family farm that has been farmed by several generations of his family.  As many families did in our community, Jeff’s grew tobacco and raised beef cattle and always had a large family vegetable garden.  Jeff and Dianne live in one of the family farm houses, and they have built a beautiful new tasting room which is where the artisans will be showcasing a quality selection of handcrafted gifts.

Jeff and Dianne are grateful to be home after living in the Atlanta area for many years.  They are investing in our community by starting their new business, Addison Farms Vineyard, which is a long-term commitment.  That takes vision and hard work.  I especially appreciate that part of their vision, written into their business plan, is to give back to their community quarterly.  That is an additional investment in our community.  In order to raise funds for Eliada Homes this quarter, they are hosting a $10 charitable gift wine tasting, and they will be matching donations up to $500.  I believe in supporting businesses who value giving back, not just taking; especially when they make a commitment to do it even in the early and tougher years, not just one day when it will be easier.

When I approached Dianne about hosting a holiday craft bazaar for our community, she was excited and willing to jump in even though we only had a little over a month to pull it together.  I love it when people are willing to say “yes, let’s make it happen.”   She gets the import of providing venues for our craftspeople to come together and share their quality work.  This is community building.  This is also an excellent opportunity for others to enjoy their beautiful work and invest in handcrafted, quality gifts that have lasting value because you are also investing in the person, their story, their family and their community.  I hope you take the opportunity to join us as we make this a community tradition.

A Handcrafted Christmas - Saturday, December 7, 12-5

A Handcrafted Christmas – Saturday, December 7, 12-5pm

Doris Gibson:  Gibson Confections –   Chocolates, Gift Baskets

Sacha and Roberta:  3 Graces Dairy –   Cheese

Robin Reeves – Reeves Homeplace Farm –   Jams and Jelly

Kevin Duckett –   Leatherwork, journal covers, cigar boxes… more!

Doc Welty: Leicester Valley Clay –   Pottery

Olga Dorenko –    Fine Art Paintings, Scarves, Prints

Gary Verni-Lau –   Fine Art Paintings

Sally and Stan Justice –   Cutting boards, rolling pins, walking sticks, looms, weaving, soap

Linda Guertler –   Beeswax and soy wax candles with essential oils

Keeley  Turner –  Paintings and t-shirts

Sandy Mush Cycle to Farm a Success!

Farmers, cyclists and volunteers all agree that we had a fabulous time and our first Sandy Mush CTF was a great success.  Everyone is already asking about 2014!  A huge thanks to everyone who helped.

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Photo Journal of setting up for Cycle to Farm

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It was a lovely evening with much laughter.  We are ready!

Gearing up for Cycle to Farm Sandy Mush

We are looking forward to a beautiful Saturday, September 28th for the cyclists who will be touring our lovely farming community and sampling products from area farms.  To learn more about the ride or to share with friends who cycle, please visit Cycle to Farm Sandymush.  Our friends at Addison Farms Vineyard will be hosting the event, and cyclists will visit Gaining Ground Farm, Beulah Farm, Sandy Hollar Farm and Reeves Homeplace Farm.  After the ride, we will have a farm to table meal, and live music by David Ray and Firefly.   

A special thanks to friends whose businesses are helping sponsor our first Cycle to Farm:  Sandy Mush Herb Nursery, Mountain Physical Therapy and Training Partners.  Thanks to all sponsors, but these three are dear friends who are great women and run highly recommended businesses.  Also, thanks to everyone who is volunteering to help out in any way.  Thank you all!  We are going to have a wonderful time and raise awareness about farmland preservation.  Only two weeks to go so register now.

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Congrats to Addison Farms Vineyard! Cheers to Coming Home…

Jeff and Diane of Addison Farms Vineyard have recently bottled their first Cabernet Sauvignon from their own vineyard, and it will be available very soon.  It is aptly named Coming Home.  We were fortunate to have a preview tasting today, and this Cabernet was wonderfully distinct with the subtle aromas and flavors of our rich terroir. I love it! This small batch production will go quickly; don’t miss out.

Close your eyes, breathe deeply and savor the taste and aromas of home.

For those of you who really want a true terroir wine experience, head on out to volunteer and help Jeff and Diane plant the new grapes on the last weekend in April. You will learn a lot, have fun, and make new friends. Contact Jeff to volunteer.

Visit to Addison Farms Vineyard in Sandy Mush

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We are very excited that Jeff and Diane Frisbee have officially opened  Addison Farms Vineyard in Sandy Mush.  We dropped by for a tasting and tour today, and we took home a bottle of their Smokehouse Red to enjoy with dinner.  It was a subtle blend with a hint of pepper that went very well with our pork.  We are looking forward to learning more about their process and sampling their varieties.  This is a family affair, with both Jeff and Diane’s families pitching in to help; a true family farm venture!