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Ways to Visit Yesod Farm + Kitchen

Thank you so much for your interest in visiting and contributing to Yesod Farm + Kitchen! There are a handful of ways to spend time at Yesod, which is located in Fairview in western North Carolina in the United States. Please look through the options below to see which of them work best for you (which can be multiple). Reach out to info@yesodfarm.org with any questions that you have about these, or other options.

While we are a Jewish land project, individuals of all backgrounds, faiths, and cultures are more than welcome here. 

We are not currently adding any residents or hiring any staff.

 

We look forward to having you at Yesod!

 

With Gratitude,

The Team at Yesod Farm + Kitchen

Day Visits (Individual or Group)

We offer land walks (tours), one-off volunteer opportunities, and educational programs for individuals and groups. If you are interested in a day visit, please fill out this form to give us more information about your desires and timeline.

Volunteer Days and Events

The most accessible way to visit and contribute to Yesod Farm + Kitchen is at our Community Volunteer Days and Events. You can stay up to date by signing up for our email list, following us on Instagram (@YesodFarmAndKitchen) and Facebook, and by checking our Events page.  


 

Recurring Volunteers

If you live nearby Asheville and are interested in volunteering on a more regular basis, please email us at info@yesodfarm.org with your availability, areas of interest, and skills. We are compiling a list of community members who we can call on when we need a little extra help. We do not currently have formal volunteer arrangements or an internship program, but we are open to planning a recurring volunteer arrangement if it’s the right fit. 

Retreat Space

We are honored to offer free vacation and retreat space to justice workers, community organizers, activists, and others who serve support roles in their communities. You can either stay in our furnished basement (2 queen beds, full private bathroom, limited kitchenette), in your vehicle, or in a tent (we can provide camping supplies). There is a creek, a meadow in its fourth year of healing, fire pits, a small wooded area, an extensive bookshelf, hammocks, porches, and a hot tub to help you rest and rejuvenate. Home cooked dinners may also be available. If you have more questions about this offering, please email info@yesodfarm.org.

If you are interested, please fill out this form. We will respond to you within a week*. 

 

*If you don’t hear back, feel free to send another email to info@yesodfarm.org.

 

Important Accessibility Notes

Transportation: Yesod is located a 25 minute drive from Asheville, NC. The nearest airport is Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), a 25 minute drive away. Transportation can be challenging for guests without a car: there is no public transit nearby, there are no stores within walking distance, and it can be difficult to get a rideshare/taxi service to pick up from the farm. 

Communication: We have strong WiFi immediately around the main house. Cell service is often weak.

Physical Access: Yesod is a working farm in a mountainous region, and much of the land is sloped and uneven. In dry conditions, most cars can drive to camping locations and to the field, where much of our programming occurs. The nearest bathroom to the field is a composting toilet with a cold water sink, which is a 5 minute walk on unpaved ground. 

 

For specific questions about access, please email info@yesodfarm.org. We are deeply committed to facilitating land-based experiences for folks with a variety of access needs.

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