The Farm

Heartstrong Farm is woman-operated farm on leased land of a 16-acre historical homestead property in Staley, North Carolina found through NC Farm Link.

Cherokee long ear popcorn growing alongside heirloom varieties of bush beans – July 2017.

We grow on a small scale with one acre in cultivation and grow using regenerative practices including cover cropping, crop rotations, minimal tillage, building soil through addition of organic matter, encouraging biodiversity, and use of certified organic inputs. We are proud to be Certified Naturally Grown, providing a natural and wholesome source of food and flowers for our community.

Photo by Love Me Simply Photography – Lea Ciceraro

We offer our produce, flowers, and herbs for sale through seasonal community supported agriculture (CSA) shares and at local farmers markets.

In the sunflowers and cosmos – June 2017.

Eva is the principal farmer at Heartstrong Farm. She first realized a calling to work in local food systems while WWOOFing on a permaculture teaching farm in New Hampshire. While working alongside other young farmers and engaging with local residents and businesses on community food projects, she was inspired to support the growing sustainable food movement. After apprenticing in various community gardens and market farms from Tennessee up to Vermont, she earned her Master’s in Food and Agricultural Law and Policy from Vermont Law School and permaculture design certification from Whole Systems Designs. Through these varied agrarian-based experiences, Eva was inspired to intersect her passion for agriculture, community, and food justice through the creation of Heartstrong Farm in 2017.

“Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? And always the answer is: “Love. They must do it for love.”
– Wendell Berry
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