Market Schedule: May through December
Every day all day: Self-serve honor system produce stand open on the farm May through December .
Wednesdays: 2-6pm we are at the Montford Market located behind the Chamber of Commerce on Montford Ave.
Saturdays: 8am-Noon- in North Asheville at UNCA
Saturdays: 8am-1pm at the City Market on Charlotte
Cloud Farm, managed by Annie Louise and Isaiah Perkinson, produces
vegetables, fruits, and flowers for local markets. All produce grown
on the farm is sold directly to people at local farmers markets,
through our 100 member CSA, and at our self-service roadside stand. The farm is located approximately
twelve miles outside of Asheville on route 74A in the last valley
before the road climbs the mountain to Henderson County.
Our farming practices rely on cover cropping, amending
the soil with OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) approved
minerals and fertilizers, annual soil testing, crop rotation, beneficial
insect habitat, and careful planning for insect and weed issues.
We have a personal relationship with our customers and strive to be transparent about our farming practices and farming operation.
The farm's name is inspired by the name of the stage coach that traveled Drover's road (route 74A) in the mid-1800's. The Flying Cloud made a stop at historic Sherill's Inn, which was purchased in 1916 by Annie's great-grandparents, Jim and Elizabeth McClure, and named Hickory Nut Gap Farm.
Annie is the eldest grandchild
of Jamie and Elspie Clarke, who managed Hickory Nut Gap Farm, which
is adjacent to Flying Cloud, for many years, as Elspie's parents
did before them. Now the farm is managed by our cousins the Agers
who can be found through
HickoryNutGapFarm.com. Hickory Nut Gap Farm Camp is operated here every summer as well by Susie Hamilton (Annie's Mom) and Annie Ager (Annie's Aunt). The pick up and drop off and half of the camp activities take place here on Flying Cloud Farm. Click Here to Learn more about The Summer Camp.
Farm Crew Photos