Locally grown. Carefully cooked. Lovingly presented.
Imladris Farm is established on the site of Walter's great-grandparents subsistence farm. Located in the farming community of Fairview and dating back to a land grant from the late 1700's, the farm still includes and makes use of several of the old farm buildings, the original springs, and tools inherited from family. The birth of Andy, our son, began the seventh generation of our family’s presence on this farm.
Imladris is fully committed to the idea that sustainability is not only important for the customer's sake, but also for the farmer's. Rather than evaluating our methods on whether they make use of a list of organically approved chemicals, we actively seek out products that can be successfully grown without man-made additives. We produce all of our fertilizer here on the farm, as a by-product of our rabbit meat operation and our compost piles, we control pests through trapping, not spraying, we work to maintain optimum soil quality through addition of various amendments produced as by-products here on the farm, and we control weeds through good, old-fashioned hand weeding.
100% Locally Sourced Fruit
By treating the challenge of growth as an opportunity, Imladris has developed a network of local farms to help supply the fruit for our preserves. We're very proud to help support 4 other local farm families, and our connection to them means that you can always rest assured that the fruit in your jam comes directly from Western North Carolina. We're presently sourcing from the following:
- Tim Hayes in Grassy Creek, NC
- Stepp's Plants, Etc. in Flat Rock, NC
Raspberries: Stepp's Plants, Etc. in Flat Rock, NC
Blackberries: Stepp's Plants, Etc. in Flat Rock, NC
Apples: Creasman Farms in Hendersonville, NC
Tomatoes: Wilson Family Farm in Fairview, NC