HICKORY NUT GAP FARMS

REGENERATIVELY RAISED

Farming that is good for the planet, animals and people.

There’s Hope for our food system

When we respect the complex relationships between humans and nature, we all thrive – from the ground up. By using regenerative agricultural practices, Hickory Nut Gap Farms improve the land while producing the highest quality 100% grassfed beef and pasture raised pork.

REGENERATIVE FARMING


We implement farming practices fight climate change and ensure that farmland remains healthy and productive for future generations.

ANIMAL WELFARE

We believe that allowing animals to express their natural tendencies fosters a full circle of well-being, not only for the livestock, but also for the soil, farmers, and customers.

USA FAMILY FARMS

Regenerative agriculture is most impactful when it’s happening on the land around you, not halfway around the world. Hickory Nut Gap Farms is a network of passionate, community-conscious farmers throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, and Kentucky.

WHERE TO BUY

Find Hickory Nut Gap products at a store near you, or purchase online.

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VISIT US AT THE FARM

Fairview, North Carolina

  • Shop the farm store & butchery
  • Join us for an event in the big barn
  • Learn more about our regenerative farming practices

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When you’re a grassfed beef farmer, you are essentially a grass farmer! Early this May, we successfully split our cow herd between our home farm’s pastures and a neighboring pasture known as Cross Creek. This process required some extra effort, due to a recent flood that destroyed a nearby bridge! Once the farm crew was able to open up the way, the new, green pastures were ready for grazing, a little later than expected, but better late than never! ⁠
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The splitting of the herd was done in order to help our home farm’s pastures stay healthy and avoid overgrazing. Good grazing isn't just about the quantity of grass; it's also about maintaining the appropriate number of cows on the land, also known as stocking density. This practice not only ensures proper grazing on all pastures, but also facilitates the movement of cattle to areas with the most abundant and nutritious grass.⁠
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📷: @billy_de_la_calle⁠
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When you’re a grassfed beef farmer, you are essentially a grass farmer! Early this May, we successfully split our cow herd between our home farm’s pastures and a neighboring pasture known as Cross Creek. This process required some extra effort, due to a recent flood that destroyed a nearby bridge! Once the farm crew was able to open up the way, the new, green pastures were ready for grazing, a little later than expected, but better late than never! ⁠

The splitting of the herd was done in order to help our home farm’s pastures stay healthy and avoid overgrazing. Good grazing isn`t just about the quantity of grass; it`s also about maintaining the appropriate number of cows on the land, also known as stocking density. This practice not only ensures proper grazing on all pastures, but also facilitates the movement of cattle to areas with the most abundant and nutritious grass.⁠

📷: @billy_de_la_calle⁠

#grazing #grassfedbeef #grassfed #regenerative #theherdistheword #grassfedcattle #farming #stockingdensity #herd #cows #cattle #beef #pasture #greenpastures #thegrassisgreener #hickorynutgap #fairviewnc #northcarolina #ashevillenc
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You can absolutely taste the difference in our pasture raised chicken! The difference in taste comes from their varied diet, which includes a diverse range of grasses, insects, forage, and our non-GMO feed that we grind in-house with locally-sourced grains. Our birds enjoy a life on lush pastures, where they roam freely and engage in natural behaviors like pecking and scratching to their hearts' content. ⁠
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Delicious, juicy, and flavorful, our whole chickens are now available for online ordering in sets of two, for both shipping and Farm Store pickup. ⁠
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You can follow the link in our bio to order today!⁠
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#pastureraised #chicken #pasturedpoultry #pastureraisedchickens #pasturedchicken #localasheville #ashevillenc #northcarolina #regenerative #regenerativefarming #homecooking #homechef #roastedchicken #freshchicken

You can absolutely taste the difference in our pasture raised chicken! The difference in taste comes from their varied diet, which includes a diverse range of grasses, insects, forage, and our non-GMO feed that we grind in-house with locally-sourced grains. Our birds enjoy a life on lush pastures, where they roam freely and engage in natural behaviors like pecking and scratching to their hearts` content. ⁠

Delicious, juicy, and flavorful, our whole chickens are now available for online ordering in sets of two, for both shipping and Farm Store pickup. ⁠

You can follow the link in our bio to order today!⁠

#pastureraised #chicken #pasturedpoultry #pastureraisedchickens #pasturedchicken #localasheville #ashevillenc #northcarolina #regenerative #regenerativefarming #homecooking #homechef #roastedchicken #freshchicken
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Pollinator paradise! Lately we’ve been noticing a plethora of pollinators around the farm, including these tiger swallowtail butterflies that were dancing so beautifully around this mama sow and her piglets. ‘Tis the season for winged things! Next time you’re at the farm, come take a look! 

#pollinator #pollinators #paradise #pigs #butterflies #butterfly #piglets #babypigs #farming #regenerative #regenerativefarm #beautiful #nature #cute #northcarolina #ashevillenc #ncfarm #pig #butterfliesofinstagram #tigerswallowtail #biodiversity #bugs #insects

Pollinator paradise! Lately we’ve been noticing a plethora of pollinators around the farm, including these tiger swallowtail butterflies that were dancing so beautifully around this mama sow and her piglets. ‘Tis the season for winged things! Next time you’re at the farm, come take a look!

#pollinator #pollinators #paradise #pigs #butterflies #butterfly #piglets #babypigs #farming #regenerative #regenerativefarm #beautiful #nature #cute #northcarolina #ashevillenc #ncfarm #pig #butterfliesofinstagram #tigerswallowtail #biodiversity #bugs #insects
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At Hickory Nut Gap, we believe that hogs are at their happiest when they are able to roam freely. When they have the chance to display natural behaviors such as rooting, wallowing, socializing, and grazing, it’s easy to see how happy they are. Because of their varied diet, our pasture-raised pigs produce pork with higher levels of Omega-3 fats and Vitamin E. This results in pork that is not only healthier but also more flavorful.

#pigs #pastureraised #pork #pasturedpork #pastureraisedpigs #pastureraisedpork #regenerative #farming #healthypork #healthymeat

At Hickory Nut Gap, we believe that hogs are at their happiest when they are able to roam freely. When they have the chance to display natural behaviors such as rooting, wallowing, socializing, and grazing, it’s easy to see how happy they are. Because of their varied diet, our pasture-raised pigs produce pork with higher levels of Omega-3 fats and Vitamin E. This results in pork that is not only healthier but also more flavorful.

#pigs #pastureraised #pork #pasturedpork #pastureraisedpigs #pastureraisedpork #regenerative #farming #healthypork #healthymeat
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