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Building Community Through Agriculture

Nestled in the gap of the lush mountains of Western North Carolina we are stewards of the land long called Hickory Nut Gap Farm. The story of our family inhabiting this land began in 1916 and five generations later we continue to share our story and place with our community by inviting you to be a part of our family farm experience and to try our products. Our reach goes beyond these mountains as we continue to grow our belief of building community through agriculture. HNG grassfed beef, pasture raised pork and chicken, raised by farmers who share our values, can be found regionally in groceries and restaurants.

Meet the people behind your food.

Hickory Nut Gap Farm and Meats

Sharing values.

HNG products are meant to be shared with those you love and feed. We focus on aligning our values with yours through stewardship, authenticity and connection. Animals are raised humanely, products are packaged professionally, and our farms and the environment we steward are cared for and productive. We remain curious and open minded to the possibilities of inspired growth.

Supporting farmers.

Hickory Nut Gap is run by farmers and we are proud to be inspired and partner with other farmers in our region.  “HNG shares our family farm values; pasture raised animals are treated humanely from birth to finishing.” ~John Sherrill, HNG Partner Farmer, Sparta, NC.

Because WE are Farmers.

Jamie and Amy Ager are the husband and wife team behind Hickory Nut Gap.  Both graduated from Warren Wilson College and began managing the family farm in 2006.  They were the first vendors to sell butchered meat at the local North Asheville Tailgate market, and continued building on the foundation of the family farm. From selling product direct to consumer, to building a strong network of community relationships, they are very aware of the struggles faced on working farms in our region. As 4th generation farmers, they have a unique perspective needed to bridge the industry gaps between where your food comes from and its journey to your dinner table. 

What’s Happening On The Farm

Holiday Market, Dec. 7th

Browse over 40 local artisans and vendors for one-of-a-kind gift ideas that are truly North Carolina made. Enjoy caroling by the Reuter Center Singers, free photo op with Santa and the Mrs., hot beverages and cold brews, and a wonderful partnership with Children First Charities.  Bring a donated item for 5 tickets into our holiday gift basket.

Half-Price Burger Thursdays

Every Thursday our kitchen prepares 100% grassfed burgers for half price! Half-priced burgers are served with kettle chips, but upgrade to natural cut fries or a specialty side of chef prepared mac & cheese, tangy slaw, side salad, or baked beans!  Kitchen hours are from 11am-4pm. Come on out y’all!

Our Meat CSA Is Going VIP

Our monthly meat CSA program is now an exclusive VIP membership club for everything HNG. You will receive a monthly package of exceptional meats, discounts on admission throughout the year, free admission passes to special events, loyalty gifts and bonuses, plus daily discounts in our store.

pasture raised turkeys

2019 Thanksgiving Turkeys

Reserve your pasture-raised, hormone and antibiotic free turkey today. We move our birds around to fresh pasture daily. Our turkeys enjoy a rich diet of bugs and whatever else they can find, as well as a supplemental grain feed.

Holiday Catering

Enjoy delectable farm-to-fork main dishes, meats, sides, and desserts prepared by seasoned chefs in our in-house farm kitchen. All made fresh, ready to enjoy, and customized to your liking. We source our ingredients locally and use HNG meats.

Pasture-Raised Gift Boxes

Each pasture raised salami gift box includes an assortment of 5 salamis. These adorable wooden gift boxes are hand-stamped with the Hickory Nut Gap logo and are hand wrapped in biodegradable cellophane with paper raffia and crinkle paper.

Feed the whole family!

From animals to visit, meat from the butcher case, lunch prepared at our deli, to barn dances and classes, there’s something for everyone!