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FernLeaf provides lunch options through the FernLeaf Food Truck and provides free transportation to and from school to convenient locations to the north and south of our campus to students each school day.


FernLeaf partners with Hickory Nut Gap Meats and Mountain Foods to provide local and regional meats and vegetables in our school lunches.

Click the program below you'd like to learn more about!



FernLeaf Food Truck



FernLeaf believes in and fosters a healthy eating mentality with our staff and students. In addition to fueling their bodies with nourishing food, FernLeaf also believes it is important to expose children to a variety of food offerings to help them discover new tastes, expand their palates, and learn about food from cultures around the world. FernLeaf offers a variety of unique and healthy lunch options for students and staff at a modest cost.


Support for families in need will be provided based on Federal Poverty GuidelinesIf you would like financial support please fill out this form. If you would like to donate support for the FernLeafer lunch fund, there is an option to "Buy a Lunch for a Buddy" in My Payments Plus.


Lunch is a la carte, meaning you only order and pay for the days you want it for your child. ​Please place your order by the Friday at 1:00 PM BEFORE the week you are ordering for. We cannot accommodate late orders.

If you have any questions about our lunch program please email here.

NOTE: School lunches may be ordered up to 2 weeks in advance of the meal date. Food for lunches is ordered and paid for in advance after an order has been submitted therefore FernLeaf will not provide refunds for lunches that are missed due to conflicts with fieldwork, absences, or other circumstances resulting in a missed lunch.

FernLeaf Food Truck

Proudly serving Hickory Nut Gap Meats & local farm fresh vegetables!

FernLeaf Food Truck & Hickory Nut Gap Collaboration
Mountain Foods & FernLeaf Food Truck Collaboration
FernLeaf Lunch
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Students waiting for lunch at the FernLeaf food truck


FernLeaf students have a mentally & physically active day. We ask that all students pack a healthy snack every day to help fuel their growing minds and bodies. We have a NO soda or candy policy.



FernLeaf offers bus service to help students and families who might otherwise not be able to access our unique programming. Free morning pickup and afternoon drop off is available in convenient locations throughout the Asheville and Hendersonville areas.  


Seats are limited, so access to bus transportation is determined through a lottery, similar to the regular student enrollment process that happens in the July PRIOR to each school year. 

​​FernLeaf also offers a daily morning shuttle service departing the Creek Campus at 7:45am for families with students at both the Creek and Wilderness Campuses. Families may drop off all students at the Creek Campus between 7:30 and 7:40am to use the shuttle. The shuttle may not be used once it has left its loading area. There will be no shuttle service available in the afternoon except for students enrolled in Extended Care or after school activities.

Our buses are provided FREE of charge to our school population. We need your help to keep our buses rolling! FernLeaf buses save gas money, are convenient for families, and help make our unique programming available to more students.  Since charter schools do not receive funding specifically for buses, can you help us to cover the $600 per student/year cost? Donate below!


FernLeaf Bus Routes
(All routes are subject to change.)

Transportation Buses at FernLeaf
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