MEET THE FARMERS
Owner/farmer, Larson Smith cultivated his passion for farming while growing microgreens and other small crops out of his basement and unused office spaces to feed himself and his loved ones. Finally ready to make a career-shift, Larson decided to team up with long-time friend, Jakob Ssostrand to make a go at farming full-time in 2016. Quite serendipitously, that was the same year the original founders of Sunshine Cove Farm were looking to to pass on their farm business. The handoff was seamless, and with his deepened wisdom, newly acquired equipment, and stockpile of seeds, Larson moved operations to Valle Crucis, NC in 2017. With the help of his crew and partner, Michelle Dineen, Sunshine Cove Farm continues to provide The High Country and beyond with the finest and rarest microgreens, shoots, and edible flowers. We added our first micro-livestock to the farm in 2020 and are now proud to offer beautiful and nutritious quail eggs! You can expect to see even more innovative microgreen mixes, garden starts, specialty vegetables, and other surprises next season as the farm continues to grow!
All of our microgreens are grown in soil without the use of unnatural inputs (like chemical fertilizers and pesticides). We grow in greenhouses, which provide the young plants access to needed sunlight, while protecting them from the elements and allowing us to create the most favorable conditions for each variety to thrive. Our produce is delivered to you washed and ready-to-eat within 48 hours of harvest.
You can expect super fresh, nutrient-dense, full flavored greens with an excellent shelf life (10+ days)!
At Sunshine Cove Farm, we believe strongly in the socio-economic value of local and regional food production and the importance
of sustainable farming practices to the health and wellbeing
of our ecosystems, communities, and future generations.
We are committed to doing our part to be good stewards of the land that we cultivate and to provide food that is
nutrient-dense and safe.
We are proud to grow food that is good for our community in more ways than one!