Located on the banks of the mighty French Broad River, just 10 miles from its headwaters, one of Brevard’s best-kept secrets is becoming less of a secret. The East Fork Farm is developing its already stunning spread, just a bit further, helping provide even more incredible experiences for their guests.
The East Fork Farm is a legit, hard-working organic farm that grows vegetables and raises a variety of game birds.
However, they recently joined forces with Adventure Camp Guru, a referral and guide service for folks searching for summertime adventures. Through fresh, local food and breathtaking adventures, The East Fork Farm hopes to become the “must-do experience” for families visiting the area.
“Every time I step foot on the property, I feel this instant sense of calm,” said Adam Perkins, a recent visitor to the farm. “It truly is a unique place to come and unwind. I’m able to come out here and really dial into the adventure of nature without the distractions of home.”
While the property is already one of a kind, East Fork Farm is looking to expand operations by including a cozy bunkhouse and bathhouse, and developing off-grid camping shelters along the river.
Additionally, the farm will offer limited amounts of CSA shares next year. “We wanted to grow and expand while also giving back to the people that chose to support our dream,” manager Emily Hughes said. The farm has uniquely come up with a simple way to support their growth while also being beneficial to the donor.
You can go online and purchase an incentive for various adventures, or even a catered night’s stay on the property.
The farm will customize the experience based on each person’s goals and interests. The East Fork Farm will mail a beautifully presented voucher direct to the donor’s door. Vouchers can be purchased for tours to stunning waterfalls complete with farm to “picnic blanket” lunches or, for the more adventurous, a three-day canoe trip down the French Broad River ending with a feast at the farm.
“It’s important to us that you feel great about investing in this business. Your contribution will be vital to our success,” Hughes said.
When people invest in local enterprises like The East Fork Farm, they not only receive a unique, local experience, but they also enrich the community around them. According to research, every dollar spent at independent businesses yield three times more money to the local economy than the one spent at chains.
With the holidays fast approaching, The East Fork Farm is excited about providing meaningful, mutually beneficial gifts for people looking to explore Transylvania County. Vouchers can be purchased directly from their online campaign at smallknot.com. Visit their website East Fork Farm Life.com.
–Reporting for BRO by Jeanie Slade, a longtime resident of the WNC area and an avid outdoorswoman who enjoys exploring her beautiful backyard counties. To find more of her work, check out her LinkedIn page.