Back in October I was out for a drive in the beautiful Fairview, NC area and ran into Hickory Nut Gap Farm. I couldn’t have been happier to step foot on any farm let alone the prettiest one I’ve ever seen! I was desperately missing the Orchard since I had spent the past 3 falls up in Minnesota for the harvest. Fairview already looks like fairytale land, throw in a beautiful farm set in the mountains with happy playful animals, a corn maze, pumpkin patch and bins full of apples and I was in heaven! I stayed for hours! Thoroughly entertained watching baby pigs lick milk off the faces of baby calves and watching the big pigs run around playing like puppy dogs. I don’t think I’ve ever seen happier animals on a farm in my life.
I’ve seen corporate and factory farms first hand and I’ll tell you hands down this is the type of place you want your meat to come from. These animals were clean, happy and most importantly HEALTHY! If you live in the Asheville area it’s a wonderful place to take your family for the day (during the warmer months). Or, if your like me it’s just fine and dandy to go for a nice quiet walk alone too!
Hickory Nut Gap connects sustainable agriculture practices, family history, and customers by sharing the family farm experience and serving as an example of healthy land stewardship while providing high quality ethically raised meats.
At Hickory Nut Gap Farm you will find animals raised in their natural environment. Pigs outdoors, cows on pasture eating grass and clover, multiple species grazing together, drinking fresh spring water and living the good life.
Visit the Farm
Just a short, gorgeous 20 minute drive from Asheville, NC and 30 minutes from Black Mountain, the farm store is a great way to see first hand the landscape where your food is grown. Offering grassfed beef and pastured pork, free range eggs and have pastured poultry available seasonally. You’ll find many local food treasures such as Lusty Monk Mustard, Fire on the Mountain’s BBQ sauce, Haw Crek Honey and Imladris Farm Jam. Discover the craft of Maria Pritchards jewlery, Farmer Janes goat milk soap and Steve Bakkens unique iron work among other local pottery and button flowers!
The Land & Farm Family
The land of Hickory Nut Gap Farm is jointly owned by the six children of James and Elspeth Clarke. In 2008 the land was put into a conservation easement with the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. Protected for eternity the land will remain managed by the family and their agricultural pursuits.