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.

Farm News and Blog

Now Is The Time To Sign Up For Our CSA + New CSA Pick-Up Location In 12 South!

Posted by Jesse Fleisher :: Tuesday, April 17 :: 11:24am

Welcome to Spring! (Finally)

We have perhaps survived the last frosty night of the year, and though rain and cold have delayed farm plantings a bit, we should still be ready to begin our CSA on time in May. Our primary deadline for CSA sign-ups is May 1, so now is the time to sign up if you have been procrastinating or sitting on the fence.

Here's a bit of what's going on at the farm...

We've expanded our gardens again to be able to have a larger, more consistent amount of our most popular items this year. In addition to fruits and vegetables, we also plan to add more fresh herbs and flowers to the mix this year, and may occasionally have oyster mushrooms available.CSA basket

As we did last year, we have 2 interns working with us for a good portion of the season, and that extra help is great in terms of our production capacity, garden management, and in freeing us to be better communicators on social media, on our website, and in our notes/recipes to CSA members.

We have also begun construction on our first larger greenhouse which will allow us to produce more high quality plant starts and generally be more efficient in our production.

We also hope to have more of you come out to the farm this year, whether it be for a "formal" event like a farm potluck or music night, or an informal visit with your family or kids. We'll be providing more opportunities for CSA members to come out and volunteer at least a few hours during the season (still totally optional of course), which we find is a good way for us to get to know you a bit better and vice versa. Plus, it's a lot of fun to see where your food comes from. Our CSA farm day events and music nights were lots of fun last year, and we'd really like to get more of our Nashville friends to come share those experiences with us in 2018.

Our CSA pick-up locations will be similar this year, but with some minor changes:

  • We'll have a brand new CSA pick-up location at the 12 South Farmer's Market in Nashville on Tuesday afternoons!


  • Our Bellevue Christian Church pickup will still be on Wednesday afternoons.


  • We have added a pickup at the Leiper's Fork Market in Leiper's Fork (Williamson County). It will be on Wednesday afternoons.


  • Our Saturday morning pickup will continue to be at the Richland Park Farmers Market (on Charlotte Avenue).


  • Our on-farm CSA pickup time will continue to be on Wednesday afternoons as well.


  • We have dropped our East Nashville delivery for this year. If that decision changes, we will certainly let everyone know.

More good news: If you are a returning CSA member, you will receive a $35 discount on your 2018 share (if you join), and new members who sign up before March 31 will get a $30 "Early Bird" discount.

Finally, there's what hasn't changed - our commitment to growing fresh, healthy, nutritious vegetables without synthetic pesticides and other nasty chemicals. We love what we do, and we love having you as our supporters. We hope you will consider joining us, or at the very least recommend us to a friend or family member. (This year we'll be offering a referral rebate).

Please click HERE to see full CSA details, or skip straight to the 2018 CSA sign-up page.

Thanks again for your interest and support. We hope you'll keep growing with us.


Your Farmers - Jesse & Athena


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