Scrolling through Instagram while drinking coffee or tucking ourselves into bed has become a way to visually connect with folks all over the world. It’s also a fun way to connect locally, glimpsing into the world we share with others. Our new monthly feature, Asheville Insta-Love, will highlight one Asheville Instagrammer, sharing favorite photos from their feed. We’re thrilled to have Jen Nathan Orris, writer and homesteader, share her Insta-Love with us!
Who you are?
Hey! I’m a writer, audio producer, and homesteader with a passion for local food.
What you do?
I’m the host of Growing Local, a radio series about local food and farms that airs on public radio station WNCW (also available on iTunes). It’s produced in partnership with ASAP, the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. I’m also contributing editor for WNC Magazine and freelance for local, national, and international outlets.
I live on a five-acre homestead on the outskirts of Asheville with my husband, chickens, and rescue dogs.
How long you’ve been in Asheville?
I’ve lived in Asheville for over 10 years. This sweet little town has grown by leaps and bounds, and I love being part of the community.
Why you love this city?
The people, food, and friends I’ve found here provide endless inspiration. I love living in these beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, and am passionate about farmland preservation. I hope that Asheville can find a balance between growing as a city and protecting the farms and forests that makes it such an incredible place to live.
Where can we find you?