In A Nutshell...
Growing Healthy Food, Cultivating Healthy People
Athena’s Harvest is a small, family run farm located along scenic Leiper’s Creek in Fly, TN. We are approximately 50 minutes south of Nashville, and only 15 minutes from historic Leiper’s Fork.
Though not yet certified, we exclusively use organic best practices to grow diverse fruits and vegetables while maintaining our farm's soil health and ecological balance. No synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides are used, and we don't plant any GMOs.
We market fresh, healthy, local food in Nashville and surrounding communities through our CSA subscription service, at weekly farmers markets, and to restaurants via the Nashville Grown food hub. We are excited to be a part of the local food system!
As farmers, we use tried and true gourmet varieties, while also introducing our customers to new taste experiences as we discover them. As eaters, flavor has always been paramount, so we choose and grow varieties based on flavor rather than size or standardized appearance.
As former Peace Corps volunteers, Jesse and Athena have always engaged actively with the communities where they have lived and worked. Today, we are combining our farming venture with development of a modern permaculture homestead, and establishment of an international public health and sustainable agriculture training center that will be the first of its kind in Middle Tennessee. These are long term goals, and we hope you will join us on this adventure.
Athena's Harvest welcomes all people regardless of age, sex, race, gender, religion, nationality, economic class, or sexual orientation.
Posted by Jesse Fleisher :: Sunday, April 16 :: 9:34pm
Hello friends and family of Athena's Harvest Farm. We hope everyone has been enjoying our fabulous spring weather over the last couple of weeks. We've been busy planting and weeding and prepping new beds here on the farm. The plants are all enjoying the happy moments before summer heat and insects arrive, and we are all barreling along towards the beginning of the market and CSA season. We've got two fabulous interns this year, and look forward to having you meet them as the year progresses.
We wanted to let you know know about the start dates for CSA deliveries, and also the location of the East Nashville pickup.
CSA Start Dates
For Full Shares Members, CSA pickups will begin during the week of May 15, and run 25 weeks/boxes though the first week of November.
Half Shares will follow roughly the same schedule, but will be delivered every other week (13 weeks/boxes in total). We have a lot of half share members, so we are randomly assigning them to a Group A and Group B, which will get their boxes on alternating weeks. We'll let all of our members know via email and phone which group they are in, and give everyone a schedule of all their pickup dates. Group B members will receive their first box and last box a week later than Group A members, so their dates will begin the week of May 22, and run through the week of November 6. Hopefully the email and schedules we send out will make all of this more clear.
East Nashville Pickup Location
Our pickup location in East Nashville will be in the parking lot at East Park (700 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206) from ~4-6pm on Wednesdays during the CSA season. We'll send out more specifics to members who have signed up for East Nashville pickup.
We would love to get a few more sign-ups from the East Nashville area, so please tell you friends about us and encourage them to sign up in the next two weeks before our sign up period ends.