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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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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 October 2014. Six-month commitment, once a month pickup!

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Visiting the Farm + Activities

We invite you and your loved ones to spend some time here at Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Our current Sept + October hours are 7 days/week, 9 am - 6 pm.

Please know that we are a working farm. Please help us keep you, ourselves, and our animals safe by staying in the visitor areas and obeying all signage.

Fall Season (September & October)

September and October: OPEN 7 days a week from 9-6
Admission: $7/person, 2 and under FREE
$1 off weekdays
Group Rate (15 or more): $6/person

Our 2014 Fall Season Runs Aug 30 - Nov 2

Hay Rides, Horse Rides, Kiddie Carts:
All rides Sat + Sun ONLY, 11-4 pm
Kiddie Carts + Hay Rides: $3/ea, Horse Rides: $7/ea

kids on horses
Hay Rides, Kiddie Cart, and Horse Rides: Hay rides and horse rides are offered Saturdays and Sundays only from 11 - 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 40 ft culvert slide down to our animal barn. We have a smaller 20 ft slide for little ones.

Farm Animals: We have calves, goats, piglets, horses, chicks, and turkeys all available for you to observe. Be sure to wander through the barn to see if any goats are climbing in the rafters!

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...

Trike Track, Nature Walk, Hay Pile and Rope Swing, Tire Swing, Kids Corral, Picnic Areas, and more!

Fill your bag with apples throughout the full season, and pick out a pumpkin in October.

Seasonal Activities: Winter Season

Come warm by the fire of the wood stove and enjoy a hot cup of cider.

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.

Celebrate the holidays with us as we are here to meet your meat needs. We have a variety of gift baskets available for the holiday season featuring HNG cured meats and Apple Butter, local jams, chocolates, soaps, and more. Gift certificates also make a great holiday gift!

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 peek at the goodness of life on the farm. Our cows, pigs, and goats are out on pasture, but you can visit our chicks in the brood house then picnic by the creek with the horses.

No admission fees during the spring.

Summer Season (June-August)

You can purchase meat, 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 - DONE FOR THE SEASON
  • Black Raspberries: Late June-July - DONE FOR THE SEASON
  • Blackberries: July-Mid September - DONE FOR THE SEASON

The creek is always calling your name for a nice place to relax and 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!

Our cows, pigs, and goats are out on pasture, but you can visit our chicks in the brood house.

No admission charge during the summer.