Daffodil Spring Farm
Contact: Dave Walker
Address: Dutch Creek Road Valle Crucis, NC, 28604
Phone: 336-675-2413
About Us
Located: 9 miles from the High Country Food Hub

Daffodil Spring Farm is a community-scale farm located on 3 plots in the Valle Crucis community of Watauga County. Farmed and owned by Dave Walker, Daffodil Spring raises pastured pork and grows delicious vegetables.

Daffodil Spring Farm practices ecological and ethical agriculture, growing food that is good for the land, animals, and our community. The farm complements Dave's local-food system work and his passion for growing toward a just future. The name of the farm comes from the daffodils that show before our last snow. They're hopeful and tell us that the mountains will soon be green again, full of new vibrant colors.
Daffodil Spring Farm practices ecological and ethical agriculture and holistic land management. This means that the pigs are frequently rotated every few weeks to fresh grass. What the pigs have rooted up is sowed with a cover crop mixture of buckwheat and red clover in the spring and summer and winter rye in the fall, building our soil and providing forage for the animals.

Daffodil Spring Farm currently breeds and raises Tamworth-Hereford cross, Berkshire cross, and Red Wattle cross pigs. The pigs are fed by hand twice a day with a Non-GMO pig feed. There is always fresh, clean water available and ample room for them to root and graze. Feeding them by hand, allows Dave to assure that they remain healthy and makes them easier to work with and better natured.

Daffodil Spring Farm also grows 18 varieties of potatoes, including several that are unique to the High Country, without the use of synthetic pesticides and herbicides as well as a few carrots, super sweet sugar snap peas, heirloom dry-beans, and cold-weather greens.