We did it! Certified organic apples grown right here at Hickory Nut Gap!  We will be selling our organic apples ($2.00/lb) as well as the low-spray conventional apples (.75/lb) at the farm store and at the three farmers markets we attend until they are gone.
Our fall season is upon us with the official opening on September 1st. We will be open 7 days a week from 9-6pm. New things to look for: the admission and snack cabana, baby goats, new cider making area, and 2012s upick organic berries on the hill. Our maze is growing and will be cut next week ready for families to wind their way through. Our pumpkins are getting bigger and the baby chicks are on their way. Come ride a pony on the weekends, picnic by the creek or have your special event at the farms newly enhanced party shed. Welcome to Hickory Nut Gap Farm, we hope you’ll visit soon!

Three meals in one: Baked Chicken, Chicken Salad Sandwich and Soup Stock. Make a choice to have a pastured freedom ranger for dinner tonight. You can’t go wrong at $3.50/lb. We have an ample supply of chicken right now-come visit us at the farm store (expanded hours starting Sept 1st) and pick up a chicken for dinner. The cool weather and the start of school and soccer season has brought my crock pot out of summer storage and back to its prominent place on my counter. Stuff with lemons and onions, dust with your favorite spices, add vegetables and dinner is ready. Perfect timing for a hungry family at the end of the day. Stay in touch with whats happening on the farm and weekly updates at http://www.facebook.com/hickorynutgapmeats

We are proud to announce that we have been named a North Carolina Company to Watch. This is a honor for mid-size entrepreneurial companies who have experienced growth over the past couple of years. Read the press release here:  http://blog.cednc.org/search?q=company+to+watch and see which other Asheville businesses were named as well.
Hickory Nut Gap Farm has also made it to the finals for the NC Farm Bureau, Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award. This is our second year in the finals and we are hoping to make it to the National Competition again this year. This award is given to young farmers who balance Farm Bureau involvement with family, community and the task of operating successful family farm business.