Pastured Chickens available again! $3.50/lb for whole birds. We will be offering breasts, thighs and drumsticks, wings and stock chicken in the coming weeks as well. Whole chickens weigh in the 4-6 lb range and these freedom rangers, as the breed is called, makes a wonderful, quick dinner. A tip from my friend Holly: “I start the chicken in the oven, take the kids to soccer, pull it out when I get home start a quick pot of water for couscous and dinner is done!” Maybe a few vegetables on the side would be my only suggestion, a winter squash from Flying Cloud Farm, delicatta is my favorite this week!

Thankgiving (what!) light years away in your mind, I suspect, but the time is now to reserve your Hickory Nut Gap pastured turkey. In the past, most of our turkeys weight between 12-23 lbs and this is what we are expecting again. They are $3.50/lb. Your Thanksgiving meal centerpiece is available for the choosing on the day you pick it up (usually the Wed-Sat before Thanksgiving)

Email to reserve yours, supplies are limited, no deposit required. We trust you won’t forget that part of the meal!

We have just received our organic certification for our apples. Annie Ager manages all 10 acres of orchards and although its been a tough year with the high temperatures this summer we do have a crop of organic apples to sell. Our apples are all sprayed with organically approved sprays and will be available by the bag for purchase. Not the prettiest apples you’ve ever seen but rest assured they were not sprayed with potentially harmful chemicals. We grow over 15 varieties stop by often to see what is ripe. Galas, MacIntosh, Ozark Golds, Empires, Jonagolds and Jonathans to name a few that are currently being picked! Your apple pie awaits you.

Hard to get here by five o’clock I know! During the months of September and October we are open 9-6, everyday. You can buy meat, apples, eggs, pumpkins, crafts, jams, hot sauce and more the store is stocked. The corn maze is also up and going beginning Sept 1st. We are so excited to celebrate our 5th year of our expanded fall offerings, come on out to join in the excitement. Plenty of parking and a wonderful safe environment for you and your family to enjoy a day outdoors at the farm. Don’t forget your camera we have baby chicks, piglets, goats, and ponies for the touching. Led pony rides are available on the weekend for an small extra fee. Bring a lunch to picnic by the creek or purchase food here. The shady sycamore awaits you. Consider Hickory Nut Gap Farm for quality, affordable time with your family and and easy way to entertain your out of town guests this Fall. The pumpkins are growing fast and awaiting a new home for Halloween. See you soon!

A legacy of food, family and community. Prioritizing all three of these values and offering $1 off admission prices Monday through Friday. Adults/ $4 and children over 4 years old /$2. Children under 4 are free. Admission allows you to participate in all the farms activities corn maze, visiting with animals, picnic by the creek etc. Pony rides are only available on the weekends.

Farm Works. Hickory Nut Gap Farm celebrates our resident artist Jessica Lynn, with an exhibition of her recent works inspired by the mountains of Western North Carolina and life on the farm. Opening Reception (all invited) at the Farm Store on Friday, September 3rd from 5-8pm. The show “Farm Works” which include 11 pieces done with oils on plywood will be on exhibition through the end of October.