We try to pick the freshest produce from as close to home as possible. Meet a few of our hardworking and dedicated farmers who continue to provide Medina’s with fresh local produce.
Deb Lyda from Lyda Farms
Roadside Market Hendersonville, NC
The everchanging produce at Lyda farms is so enticing. We grab a car load every time we go!
Lyda Farms specializes in locally grown Apples, Corn, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Squash, Zuchinni, Winter squash such as acorn and butternut, Green beans, watermelon, cantaloupe, Cabbage, Dried beans, ciders, jams, and jellies.
The Lyda family has been growing and selling North Carolina apples and locally grown fruit and vegetables for more than 60 years.
Sherri from The Hickory Nut
Chimney Rock, NC
Same day made and delivered brown eggs are the newest edition to our breakfast menu. We also use Sherri’s fresh herbs, grown outside at Medina’s, and her beautiful flowers.
Located on Sugarloaf Mountain Hendersonville, NC
We love when we see RL coming around the corner. He always has a major crop in the back seat of his truck! He brings it to Medina’s the same day fresh from the field.
We look forward to whatever it is he has on a given day from turnip, mustard, and collard greens to broccoli, carrots, green peppers, eggplant, red and green cabbage, spinach, and lettuces.
Family owned and operated farm.
Chris Drake from Drakemoor Farms
Buncombe County, NC
Chris Drake is a master of his trade. You will not see a more perfect cucumber or head of organic lettuce. He sets the example. His produce is top-of –the line beautiful! We love deliveries from Chris because not only do we receive the produce but we also learn about the growing process.
From Chris himself…
Drakemoor Farm is a micro farm located up in the Shumont central valley of Broad River in Buncombe Co. NC. We moved to this location in 1988 and originally focused on ornamentals. We decided to change course in 2008 and go back to our roots growing vegetables.
In the past we have grown potatoes carrots, tomatoes, peppers, squash, onions (alliums), and Sweet seedless thin skinned non bitter burpless persian cucumbers.
We use spring water for irrigation and many other natural resources. We use locally harvested wood instead of LP gas to heat our greenhouse. This reduces our carbon footprint and gives us as, rich in calcium and potassium and phyto nutrients the forest has created. Returning them to the earth sweetens the soil naturally. We add this to our rich black earth along with verma compost and some conventional mineral inputs to ensure the plants have what they need to achieve their optimum nutritional potential.
In the future we will continue to try new specialty crops on a limited basis and focus on a few crops we have found that we do well.