About Us




Just Ripe Farm is owned and operated by Rachel Kinard.  Rachel grew up in South Carolina and went to college at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, where she majored in Geography.  She was introduced to farming through the WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms) and spent a year working on farms all over the United States.  After that, Rachel worked at Silver Heights Plant Nursery in Jeffersonville, NY followed by a full season working at Stonehouse Farm in Goshen, VA.  After gaining some valuable farming skills, she started leasing land in 2012.

Just Ripe Farm is currently located in Brevard, NC.  Prior to that, Just Ripe was located in Marshall at The Bend Of Ivy Retreat Center.  The new location is great, we have 5+ acres of flat fertile land along Lamb’s Creek across from Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard.

Visit our contact page for more information on how to get in touch or visit the farm.