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 that 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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Did you know that turkeys, chickens, (and all birds) need grit in their diet to help with digestion? Take a tour of how we feed grit to our poultry with farmer Billy, along with Hythe and Levi, who were our helpers for the day. Our pasture raised birds also get a non-GMO feed that we make in house.

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Ultimately, regenerative farming is a give-give relationship of abundance. When we invest our time, effort, planning, and physical labor into the land and animals, the land flourishes with diverse flora and fauna, and the animals provide us with nourishment. When raised in a stress-free natural environment, our animals give us meat that is more tender, flavorful, and nutritious than conventionally raised meat.⁠
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One of the main reasons we practice planned grazing is to preserve and restore our soil and pasture ecosystems. Here’s why it’s essential:

1️⃣ Protects Soil: Over-grazing can expose soil to harsh sun and rain, leading to degradation. By constantly moving our cattle, we ensure they leave behind enough grass and forage to grow back quickly and establish new roots.

2️⃣ Captures Carbon: As plants grow, they use photosynthesis to capture carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the soil. This supports plant growth and encourages the development of beneficial microbes and fungi.

3️⃣ Enhances Soil Health: These microbes and fungi help decompose organic material, further storing carbon and enriching the soil. This cycle of growth and decomposition sustains and enhances our agroecosystem.

Through planned grazing, we’re not just raising cattle; we’re regenerating our soil’s health. Healthy soil leads to healthy animals, and that means healthy, nutritious beef. 🌱🐄🥩🌿🌍

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Have you ever wondered what our Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV) process is like? Take a tour with Mikey as he surveys the land. 

The EOV process was developed by the @savoryinstitute to help farmers monitor the impact of their farming methods on biodiversity, soil health, and ecosystem function. Essentially, it allows us to monitor regeneration with a holistic approach.

Hickory Nut Gap is a Savory Hub, which means we offer Holistic Management training to our community. 

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JOIN THE CSA

The most popular CSA in Western North Carolina now ships nationwide. Enjoy monthly boxes of regeneratively raised, 100% grassfed beef and pasture raised pork.

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