Holding with the theories of Permaculture and animal powered organic agriculture practices predicated by the Small Farmerâ€™s Journal, Mountain Works Farms is currently housed at Appalachian State Universityâ€™s Sustainable Development Farm and the adjoining Episcopal Conference Center in Valle Crucis, NC as well as our recently leased small holding on the corner of Idlewild Rd. and US-221 in Fleetwood, NC. This Spring we took on a small garden plot just down the road from the house we are care-taking in the Aho community and this Fall we have begun managing a 60 acre farm in Tood, NC for forage and forest products.
Horse-drawn mowing, plowing, harrowing, etc. are available for landowners seeking an alternative to highly mechanized, petro-fuel dependent forms of farming. Human powered farm labor is also available from Mountain Works Farms at a reasonable rate. Since we currently run a network of mini farms we increasingly have the ability to produce value-added farm goods such as draft horses, mixed produce, cider, jam, canned goods, meat, and hay. The newest buzz is on growing sorghum cane for molasses next year and possibly a CSA. Stay tuned for more.