About Us

Garden Tea Co. is a family owned, farm based retailer of compost tea ingredients, organic worm castings, organic fertilizers and soil amendments.  Founded in 2011 with a passion for growing high quality, nutrient dense food, we believe that healthy vibrant homegrown food begins with healthy living soil. We're proud to offer an array of products in support of holistic biological organic agriculture.  Products that are safe for your family and our environment.  These are products that we use on our small family farm, Black & Elder, located just outside Asheville, NC in the Alexander community.


Tomato Row

  Black & Elder farm is located outside of Asheville, NC in the community of Alexander and is situated along the banks of Newfound Creek, a tributary to the French Broad River.  Our humble 4 acre parcel consists of rich bottom-land floodplain and our hillside homestead & gardens.  Along our creek bottom-land, that is prone to occasional flooding, we grow a variety of wet tolerant fruit and nut crops that include; Elderberry, Mulberry, Black Raspberry, Blackberry, Paw Paw, Persimmons, Hazelnut, and Walnuts.  We practice a form of holistic ecological farming, where natural biodiversity of both plant and animal flourish.  At our hillside homestead, chickens, ducks, and guinea fowl forage among permaculture gardens and throughout our orchard with peaches, plums, quince, and over 20 unique varieties of old southern apples.  In addition, we care for an ever expanding number of honeybee colonies which provide pollination for our neighborhood while producing honey, beeswax, propolis and pollen.  We also enjoy breeding small batches of new queens each season.  You can learn more about our beekeeping practices here...Beekeeping at Black & Elder Farm 


Elderberry Blossom      Queen Cells, May 2018

At present we are a home/ farm based business and also hold jobs in other avenues, as a result we do not keep regular business hours.  Email is our preferred method of contact.  If you do call and we're not available to take your call immediately, we'll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.  We're happy to answer questions; about any of the products listed here, regarding compost tea, vermicomposting or general gardening questions.

 You can reach us thru email by using the contact form below or drop us a line @  gardenteacompany@gmail.com (828) 683-1776