Our Mission

Rusted Earth is a dynamic farm, studio, and destination committed to sustainability, community, and education.  With values rooted in a deep respect and appreciation for our natural world we aim to be responsible stewards of the land.  We practice organic and sustainable farming techniques and maintain a hands on, personal relationship with our land and animals.  




Owners and Operators Jessica and Kyle started Rusted Earth Farm in 2015. They moved together to the WNC mountains from the suburbs of Philadelphia.  While both share some experience working with agriculture and animals they are first year farmers and dream of doing things a little differently.  The pair met while living in Phoenixville, PA when they found themselves both working independently in service of their community.  Kyle was an elected member of Phoenxville’s City Council, while Jessica operated an environmental clean up organization.  They came together to found and build the Reservoir Park Community Garden.

Jessica and Kyle spent the first year on their property working as the contractors and builders in converting an existing barn to their home.  In September 2016 the two where married on Rusted Earth Farm.