That’s right, the weather is warming up and that means we’ll have fresh chicken soon. Starting April 24 you can come out to the farmstore or visit us at our farmers market venues and buy fresh, never frozen chicken. We raise our poultry out in the pasture so they have plenty of space to knock about in the dirt and enjoy the fresh green clover and the warm sunny days of spring.

Pastured chicken is consistently found to have higher levels of vitamins A,C, and E, as well as much higher amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids and beta-carotene. Not only that but it tastes great too! This year we’ve come up with a new pasture rotation system for our poultry so that we will have fresh chicken all summer long. We will also bring chicken to our Market locations starting this weekend, 4/6/13 at the Asheville City Market.

Our eleven month aged, pastured pork hams have been transformed yet again into a prosciutto style thinly sliced, cured delicacy. Available at the Farm Store, Asheville City Market, North Asheville Market and West Asheville Market. Wrap it over asparagus, treat yourself to using it as a pizza topping or create a locally grown charcuterie appetizer tray at your next holiday party including: HNG prosciutto, sopressata, salami, smoked kielbasa.

Keep a look out for our cured meat gift baskets, available to ship to loved ones across the United States this November and December. Goodies to be included: sopressata, salami, salami milano, pepperoni, hot sopressata, beef jerky and beef snack sticks. If you aren’t friends with us on facebook please like us now there will be posts letting you know when these packages are available for purchase. https://www.facebook.com/hickorynutgapfarm

Customer qoute from this weekend ” this is basically…awesome” that, made me smile! Visit the Farm from 9-6pm seven days a week through October 31. This fall has been an amazing time on the farm. We have had over 1900 visitors so far this season! Folks have been giving us great feedback on the trike track. When was the last time you tried riding a three wheeled bike? Well come out and enjoy riding tricycles with your family, we have two adult and six kid bikes available and a fun little track in our newly opened barn area. When your legs get tired have a little rest on the tire swing while enjoying your maple bacon ice cream (it really is delicous). There are piglets, ponies, goats, baby chicks and calves to pet. We even have a round bale maze, recommended for four feet and under and a pick your own pumpkin patch. Enjoy food from one of our weekend food trucks and sip hot cider by the creek while your watch your kids play and don’t forget to take home some delicious locally grown apples. There is so much to enjoy on the farm this fall, come see us!