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Experience life at Hickory Nut Gap Farm through weekly writings by Mark Clarke, farmer and family member.

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Meat SPECIALS

Sign up for our Meat CSA -- both 10 and 15 pound shares are available.

Hickory Nut Gap CSA customers get and additional 10% off meat purchases on the day of pick up and complimentary admission coupons to our fall activities.

Don't miss out -- stock up on healthy, grassfed beef and pasture raised pork and chicken today. Next session starts in April 2014. Six-month commitment, once a month pickup!

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Farm HIGHLIGHTS

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Seasonal Activities: Winter Season

Visit the farm Tuesday - Saturday from 10-5 pm + Sunday 12-5.

Come warm by the fire of the woodstove and enjoy a hot cup of cider (available Friday-Sunday).

Pigs are deep bedded in the barn warm and snug for winter. Cows are out grazing their stockpiled fescue while being rotated around the farm. Goats are finishing off the seasons greenery to help cut back on invasive species encroachment next spring.

No admission fees during winter.

Spring Season (March-May)

Spring on the farm is all about baby chicks, baby goats, and calves! It's a beautiful time of new birth on the farm as the green slowly creeps up the mountainside, and the creeks swell with the season's rains. Come take a peak at the goodness of life on the farm.

No admission fees during the spring.

Summer Season (June-August)

You can purchase meat, visit our animals, picnic by the creek, and pick your own organic berries. Our estimated berry season schedule (please call or check our home page for exact berry picking availability):

  • Blueberries: Mid June-Late July
  • Black Raspberries: Late June-July
  • Blackberries: July-Mid September
  • Red Raspberries: September- Mid October

Another main attraction is our baby chicks -- we get new batches of chicks about twice over the summer so come by often. Pigs are out on pasture and in the woods, broilers are being rotated through the fields, and the creek is always calling your name for a nice place to watch the kids be kids. There are picnic tables around that area as well, so feel free to bring a lunch and take a break from all that berry picking!

No admission charge during the summer.

Fall Season (September & October)

September and October OPEN 7 days a week from 9-6.
Admission: $8/adult, $6/child, 2 and under FREE. $1 off weekdays.

Hayrides: $3/person, Horse Rides: $7/ride, Kiddie Cart $2/ride.
Hayrides and Horse Rides Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4.

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Hayrides, Kiddie Cart and Horse Rides: Hayrides and horse rides are offered Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 12-4. Tickets for these activities must be purchased in addition to the regular admission charge.

culvert slides
Culvert Slides: Slide from our young apple orchard through our brand new culvert slide 40 ft down to our animal barn. We have a smaller 20 ft slide for little ones.

calf
Farm Animals: We have calves, goats, piglets, horses, chicks, and turkeys all available for you to observe. New this year is our goat walk...what does a goat look like walking 10 feet above your head? There's only one way to find out.

kid in corn maze
Corn Maze: Perfect for families with young children, our corn maze is fun and educational. Answer our maze questions correctly and find your way out in a breeze, however wrong answers may lead you astray...

We have so many activities it's hard to list them all, but we'll try:
Trike Track, Nature Walk, U Pick Pumpkins, Hay Pile and Rope Swing, Tire Swing, Kids Corral, Picnic Areas, and more!