We exist to serve our nation's veterans by growing and donating high-quality fruits, vegetables, and flower bouquets to veterans and their caregivers free of charge. Additionally, we support veterans by offering workshops on innovative gardening techniques and foster a thriving micro-community of veterans and civilians who build deep friendships and cultivate emotional, physical, and spiritual health.

Our VA produce donations" addresses both the issue of food insecurity in Western North Carolina and provides a space for veterans to be in nature, gather together, and continue the military mission of “service before self.” Last year we donated over 8000 pounds of fresh produce free of charge, directly to local veterans and their caregivers, at the main entrance of the VA Hospital in Asheville NC. 

We firmly believe farming offers a host of therapeutic benefits from eating nutrient dense foods, vitamin D absorption from time in the sun, physical exercise, being immersed in the beauty of nature, all which feed both the body, mind, and spirit.

Latest Press Publications

  • Veterans Healing Farm

    Plough to Pantry: A Profile in Courage

    When disabled Air Force veteran John Mahshie took his now-wife Nicole on their first date, he shared a dream with her. On his ten-acre family...

  • John Mahshie

    Surveying the Rows at Veterans Healing Farm

    In this picture, Air Force veteran John Mahshie peruses the anise hyssop and bee balm among the lush acres of Veterans Healing Farm, the Hendersonville...

  • VA Hospital Free Farm Stand

    Brothers in arms: Local nonprofits give back

    With Veterans Day fast approaching, the customary forms of American celebration will be prominently on display: parades through city streets, moments of silence briefly interrupting...

  • Mountain Causes: Veterans Healing Farm

    I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Memorial Day than by paying tribute to our veterans. Apparently, neither can John Mahshie. Mahshie has created a...