Entries by Kelsey Winterbottom

Hickory Nut Gap COVID-19 Announcement

Under the first phase of Governor Roy Cooper’s plan to resume social and business activities during the pandemic, certain NC businesses have decided to reopen their doors to customers. Hickory Nut Gap has made the decision to maintain our current COVID-19 response plan. As food providers, we must take every precaution to keep providing this […]

COVID-19 & Hickory Nut Gap

Over the last week, the COVID-19 pandemic has created enormous economic challenges on all sectors of the economy. Agriculture and food are seeing unprecedented growth as grocery stores scramble to fill their shelves while restaurants are shuttered. As a result, Hickory Nut Gap is being forced to make tough decisions about strategy without a good […]

The Farm-to-Table Movement

The Farm-to-Table Movement By: Natalie Furniss   The concept of farm-to-table began circulating the food scene in the early 2000’s as consumers became increasingly concerned with big industry food production. Products with short shelf lives were being imported from afar and pumped with the preservatives and chemicals needed to maintain freshness despite the long journey. […]

20/20 Vision

2020 Vision By: Natalie Furniss   20/20 vision: The ability to see clearly, with perfect eyesight, toward something in the distance. The implication is astounding as we quickly approach the new year. For most of 2019, the leadership team at Hickory Nut Gap combed through all of the intricacies of the business to develop what […]

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The Load Out

The Load Out By: Amy Ager   Jean-Paul the newest member of the leadership team who is running our operations and finance departments joined me on a long, fun day to Dobson Farm to meet farmers and help load out the cattle for that weeks harvest just outside of Statesville, NC. Sam Dobson, our livestock […]