Entries by Natalie Furniss

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 […]

Hickory Nut Gap Hires Ben Brignac as Regional Sales Manager

Hickory Nut Gap announces the new hire of Ben Brignac as Regional Sales Manager.    From Asheville and no stranger to Hickory Nut Gap, Brignac’s career history has prepared him well for this position. Skilled in financial analysis, food and beverage, program design, and execution, he most recently he served as Corporate Director of Prepared […]

HNG Hires Jean Paul Lausell as New COO

ASHEVILLE, NC (October 29, 2019) – Hickory Nut Gap announces the new hire of Jean-Paul Lausell as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Lausell will oversee the sales, finance, operations, marketing, and farm store departments of Hickory Nut Gap.   Originally from Puerto Rico, Lausell comes to Hickory Nut Gap from Fletcher, NC after supervising […]

A Farmer’s Perspective: August 10th, 2019

A Weekly Account of Life on the Fairview Farm By: Asher Wright Weekly update: August 4th – August 10th, 2019 Per usual, below you will find a recap of this last week. It has been a good and productive one and everyone has been doing a great job executing all of the tasks that we […]