Entries by Mia Cole

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Smoked Chicken Salad

Warmer weather is here and one of our favorite spring staples is chicken salad! Fortunately, our Farm General Manager (and trained chef), Todd, shared his Smoked Chicken Salad recipe with us, so you can make it at home! This southern favorite is taken up a notch with our pasture-raised chicken smoked to perfection, served on […]

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What is Regeneratively Raised?

What does Regeneratively Raised mean? Regenerative Farming is in our nature.   At Hickory Nut Gap, we have been practicing sustainable farming for well over twenty years – long before the word “regenerative” was popularly used. Regenerative farming is a complex system, because nature is complex, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be difficult […]

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Simple Easter Ham

Easter Weekend is upon us and there’s no better way to enjoy a holiday meal with your family than with a well-baked ham! Featuring a slightly-sweet glaze to compliment our savory, 100% pasture-raised Carver Ham, this recipe is both quick and delicious, leaving everyone happy. If you make this recipe, please share it with us […]

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Chickens and Regenerative Farming

Our first batch of chickens are now out in the pasture to graze! Did you know that chickens are SUPER GREAT for our pastures? While grazing, they leave their chicken “litter” – full of nitrogen – to fertilize the grass for our cows to eat. This means that our cows are able to eat the […]

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All About: Grain

Making Our Own Feed We are excited to announce that our farm in Fairview is now able to make our own animal feed for our pigs and chickens! We are buying whole grains and using a tractor powered hammer mill to grind and mix non-GMO feed. The rations will consist of corn, small grains (such […]

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The Benefits of Pasture-Raised Pork

What are the added benefits to eating pasture-raised pork? Here at Hickory Nut Gap, we ensure that, through planned grazing and the use of annual and perennial grasses, that our pigs get the highest amount of nutrients as they graze. Here’s how we do it: Pigs can be really harsh on the land, so we […]

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Corned Beef + Cabbage

You can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without corned beef, but did you know the holiday staple is primarily celebrated within the United States? Corned beef and cabbage were popularized by Irish-American immigrants who craved a taste of their homeland during the Irish immigration to the States. Since immigrants were poor, they turned to the cheapest […]

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Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a true Louisiana staple and perfect for the week of Mardis Gras! A hearty blend of rice, meats, vegetables, and lots of seasoning, jambalaya is a cold-weather comfort food that is sure to please everyone. There are two types of jambalaya: Cajun and Creole. Cajun jambalaya originates from the bayous of Louisiana, featuring […]

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Crockpot Memphis Pork BBQ

Crockpot BBQ is simple and delicious – and a staple for gatherings. Simply throw some of our pasture-raised pork into your Crockpot with a few ingredients and let it sit all day, soaking in the aroma, before having a meal able to feed plenty. Here’s our favorite Crockpot Memphis Pork BBQ recipe! If you make […]

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The Perfect Valentine’s Steak

Valentine’s Day holds different levels of importance for all types of people. No matter the type of love, this February 14th is a great day to show the people in your life that you care about them. Here at Hickory Nut Gap, we are grateful for you – YOU who have helped us to create […]