Little Peak Creek Farm is a 43.5 acre farm located in Jefferson, NC in Ashe County, named after Peak Mountain which is visible from the property. The farm, owned and operated for the last 8 years by Lisa and Mark Willingham, includes hiking trails, a rental cabin built in 1916, a terraced vegetable garden, and a variety of animals including goats, chickens, a horse, geese, as well as bees.
Lisa is a retired teacher and hopes to use the farm for school field trips and family visits, to provide mini lessons for children in addition to participating in the High Country Farm Tour.
Lisa and Mark, who is, among other things, an artist, also own The Artists' Theatre, a gallery and store in West Jefferson. Mark and Lisa work in studios on the property making furniture, jewelry, jams and toiletry items like lip balm which they sell in the gallery and which will also be for sale during the Farm Tour along with honey and herbs from the garden.
Lisa has plans to continue to expand the offerings of Little Peak Creek farm, sharing that "The future for our farm is to have sheep and pigs... I hope someday to offer wagon rides. We've been toying around with a lot of ideas of a couple years now." Lisa and Mark have been participating in classes offered by the Blue Ridge Farm School that they hope will help them turn those ideas into realities.
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture
PO Box 67
Lower Level, 171 Grand Blvd
Boone, NC 28607
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) is dedicated to strengthening the High Country's local food system by supporting women and their families with resources, education, and skills related to sustainable food and agriculture.