• Against the Grain Farm

    Against the Grain is a small-scale diversified farm located 15 minutes from downtown Boone in Zionville, North Carolina. We live on a 20 acre farm and raise a broad spectrum of vegetables on a little under 2 acres. We also raise pasture chicken, turkey, pork, beef and goat. Our focus at Against the Grain is to nurture the soil in order to grow high quality, nutritious food for our local community.
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  • Location

    You can find us every Saturday from May through November at the Watauga County Farmer’s Market located at the Horn in the West in Boone, NC. We are also at the Winter Farmer's Market on the first and third Saturday every month from December through April.
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Photo by Jessica Kennedy, 2012.

Holly Whitesides and Andy Bryant have 13 years organic farming experience and have been farming together since 2010. In the Spring of 2013 they began transitioning to biodynamic practices.

Growing food that nourishes body and spirit has always been a shared passion.  In addition to farming full-time, Holly also presents at conferences on seed saving and production, the business of farming and farm record-keeping, and is involved in several local cooperative initiatives.  Andy transitioned to the farm full time in the Spring of 2015, and has taken the plunge with full commitment.





In October 2014, the farm welcomed a new member of the farm family.  Beatrice Lytton is growing as fast as a little weed and as she grows, so do her parent’s hearts. Here she is 12 months old, inspiring us all to eat more dirt!









Photo by Alistar Burke

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