Heirloom Annie Farms

Heirloom Annie Farms is a 2.5-acre farm located in Black Mountain, North Carolina. The farm grows vegetables, microgreens, eggs (duck, chicken, and quail), and quail meat using organic methods and sustainable permaculture practices. 

Heirloom Annie Farms is owned and operated by Anne Byrne. She has grown vegetables and flowers her entire life and has raised poultry for egg and meat production for the past eight years. Anne works as a Clinical Director for a Behavioral Health Agency. Her professional career focuses on caring for others and helping them improve their overall wellness, and she considers producing healthy food as an extension of her passion for helping others. 

Anne’s egg-laying ducks and chickens are raised as pets, a stark comparison to most of the birds laying grocery store eggs. Her ducks and chickens are given ample room to roam, forage, and swim. Their diet consists of organic feed, fresh vegetables, and microgreens, and they are never forced to lay eggs out of season with artificial light.

Her Jumbo Brown Coturnix quail are raised for eggs and meat. They’re raised in a stress-managed environment, and their diet consists of an organic fermented feed and microgreens. Egg layers are kept in an enclosed area while males are pasture-finished in quail tractors that are moved daily for the last 5-6 weeks before processing. 

She also grows seasonal heirloom vegetables in 4×8 raised beds and a separate no-till garden plot without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Heirloom Annie’s Farm uses nutrient-rich compost they make from garden waste, bedding material, and manure from the farm’s poultry to keep their crops happy.

Last but not least, Anne produces nutrient-dense microgreens. Her microgreens differ from other options locally and non-locally because they’re grown from organic, heirloom seeds using a hybrid-hydroponic system on a sterile substrate. And they’re as fresh as you can get, harvested the same morning they’re brought to market. 

Heirloom Annie Farms brings seasonal heirloom vegetables (salad greens, root crops, tomatoes, peppers, okra, shelling peas, green beans, cucumbers, yellow, squash, zucchini, winter squash, broccoli, and eggplant), 10+ varieties of microgreens year-round, three different types of eggs (quail, chicken, and duck), and quail meat. We encourage you to drop by their booth to see their sampler microgreen packages that are perfect for those new to microgreens and the difference in size and color of their eggs. 

To learn more about Heirloom Annie Farms, visit the Rutherford County Farmers Market, check out their website, or follow them on Facebook.