Notes for attendees:
- Make sure to bring a cooler or insulated bag to take home your beef portions.
- Our Farm Store will be open for a private shopping experience if you want to stick around post-snack and pick up a few more essentials.
Born and raised in Western North Carolina, Kelly has worked in various butcher shops around the Asheville area since 2016. She is passionate about the people and land of Southern Appalachia, and is currently working as a butcher at Hickory Nut Gap while also getting her Masters of Divinity at Duke University. It is her ultimate hope to bi-vocationally serve rural areas as both a whole animal butcher and a pastor. Kelly’s favorite cut of meat is the bavette steak, and she believes that one of life’s simple pleasures is pulling the flat iron steak clean off the bone of a beef forequarter.
Greg Gunter was born and raised in the piedmont of North Carolina in the late 80’s. He developed an interest in community agriculture in his late teens and has been involved in agriculture ever since. Currently he his finishing his bachelors in sustainable agriculture at Warren Wilson College and has been interning with Hickory Nut Gap since June, 2022. He has a wide variety of farming experience from organic market gardening to pasture based livestock. He is an eco-nerd and loves to get into the science and details of regenerative agriculture. After he graduates his plan is to obtain land and start his own pasture-based farm business somewhere in North Carolina.
About the Savory Institute
The Savory Institute’s mission is to facilitate the large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands and the livelihoods of their inhabitants great and small, through holistic land management. Savory Institute is working in collaboration with research institutions and partners, to measure the outcomes of managing holistically, by monitoring the health of ecosystem processes, levels of permanent soil carbon, quality of life of the people, as well as financial vitality. Hickory Nut Gap is a verified Savory Hub as of 2021- to equip our partner farmers, local farmers, ranchers, and pastoralist communities with the tools and knowledge to regenerate grasslands in a localized context. To learn more about the Savory Institute, click here.