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Fall in Love with October at the Farm

October Events

Find out about our Spooky Corn Maze, Halloween Dance Party, Sausage Festival, and other awesome events at the farm! We are open for Fall Festivities 7 days a week, and the Farm Store is also open everyday for meat purchases. Also, if you’re curious about our October – March CSA program, read on!


Trumpet and New Orleans Jazz

Swing Dancing with The Roaring Lions

Join us this Friday for an amazing evening of swing dancing, New Orleans Jazz music, and delicious food! This quarter will take you from hot jazz swing dancing while strolling on the streets of New Orleans, to a fiery bayou boogaloo then old time waltzing and back again! The Lions are made up of Asheville’s finest traditional jazz musicians, drawing members from bands such as The Squirrel Nut Zippers, Empire Strikes Brass, The Krektones, and The Smoking Hots. Dancers Sparrow & Keith will be leading a swing dance lesson. Read more and RSVP on Facebook. October 6th 6-9pm.


Kids and Adults in Costume in front of Corn Maze

Spooky Maze and Costume Party for Kids!

We’re doing another Spooky Maze for Kids, with a costume parade for kiddos! Let’s celebrate how cute, scary, spooky and fun our little ones can be. Learn more and RSVP on Facebook. October 21 7-9pm.


Pumpkins and Spooky Sky

Haunted Corn Maze & Dance Party

This one is for big kids and grown-ups! Of course you can still bring the littles. The haunted corn maze will be open from 7-9pm, and from 8-11pm DJ Disc-Oh! will be dropping some spooky thriller jams! Don’t miss this one if you’ve got a great costume, because we’re having a costume contest for adults (with sweet prizes). Learn more and RSVP. October 21st 7-11pm.


Sausages

First Annual Sausage Festival

Yes, you read correctly! We’re having a festival to celebrate all things sausage! We will be pairing our tasty links with various local beers and tasty accoutrements. Yum. More details to come! Learn more and RSVP. November 5th 11-4pm.


Grassfed beef, pasture raised pork, pasture raised chicken

CSA Sign-Up Extended!

We have extended the sign-up period for our October – March CSA! It’s not too late to get that lovely 10% discount for 6 months of delicious pasture raised meat. Small or large shares are available for pickup at the Farm Store once per month.

Sign up for our Meat CSA!


This week, we have frozen short ribs, tri tip, and chuck roast all on sale for $2 off. Come see us at the Farm Store!

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Fall On the Way!?

It’s hard to believe that fall is nearly upon us. For some reason I don’t feel like summer ever really hit. I suppose there were some hot days, but I just don’t remember enduring very many of those muggy, scorching afternoons that often characterize summer here in Fairview. Heck, I think I only got sunburnt twice this year, and that’s saying something for a pale guy like me. I’m not implying that I mind. The cool weather has been great, but it’s hard to imagine that summer is really nearing completion.

Here on the farm we’re gearing up for the fall season; always busy one for us. We’ve been clearing out the big old dairy barn and rebuilding the baby animal pens. We’ve got baby calves, turkeys, piglets, and goats moved into their new homes. The apples, what crop we have, are ripening in the orchard, and we’ve picked a few bushels of organic Jonagolds, Golden Delicious, and Cortlands to sell at the store. Organic apples may not look as nice as their conventional counterparts, but they sure taste great, especially the Jonagolds, I’m a big fan! I’ve spent so much time in the orchard this spring watching and spraying and hoping and praying, that now it is almost painful for me to discard any of the blemished and scabby apples. Most of those will go to making cider, but some are too far gone even for that. In those cases I find myself eating all the parts that are still good and making myself sick from too much apple. I think I’ve eaten the equivalent of ten or twelve apples during the past few days.

The pumpkin patch is looking a little rough for all the rain, but still struggling along. We’ve also been working on a History Timeline of Hickory Nut Gap that will go up in our education barn for this fall season.The first weekend in September has traditionally been our opening for the fall season and that was this past weekend, so that means the fall season is open! In addition to apples, and baby animals,  we have all kinds of attractions this year. The Corn Maze, the Trike Track, new giant slides, a barrel train for the youngsters… Hickory Nut Gap Farm is the place to be this Fall season! Our farmstore is also open seven days a week from 9am to 6pm. Those will be our new hours all the way through October.

I hope to see you at the Farm! Sweetbread

Fall at the Farm- come visit

Customer qoute from this weekend ” this is basically…awesome” that, made me smile! Visit the Farm from 9-6pm seven days a week through October 31. This fall has been an amazing time on the farm. We have had over 1900 visitors so far this season! Folks have been giving us great feedback on the trike track. When was the last time you tried riding a three wheeled bike? Well come out and enjoy riding tricycles with your family, we have two adult and six kid bikes available and a fun little track in our newly opened barn area. When your legs get tired have a little rest on the tire swing while enjoying your maple bacon ice cream (it really is delicous). There are piglets, ponies, goats, baby chicks and calves to pet. We even have a round bale maze, recommended for four feet and under and a pick your own pumpkin patch. Enjoy food from one of our weekend food trucks and sip hot cider by the creek while your watch your kids play and don’t forget to take home some delicious locally grown apples. There is so much to enjoy on the farm this fall, come see us!

Certified Organic Apples

We did it! Certified organic apples grown right here at Hickory Nut Gap!  We will be selling our organic apples ($2.00/lb) as well as the low-spray conventional apples (.75/lb) at the farm store and at the three farmers markets we attend until they are gone.
Our fall season is upon us with the official opening on September 1st. We will be open 7 days a week from 9-6pm. New things to look for: the admission and snack cabana, baby goats, new cider making area, and 2012s upick organic berries on the hill. Our maze is growing and will be cut next week ready for families to wind their way through. Our pumpkins are getting bigger and the baby chicks are on their way. Come ride a pony on the weekends, picnic by the creek or have your special event at the farms newly enhanced party shed. Welcome to Hickory Nut Gap Farm, we hope you’ll visit soon!

Fall Leaf Report

Each morning the boys and I search for more colors of which mysteriously seem to appear overnight. The leaves are changing quickly especially as you climb in elevation. The orange, reds and yellows coupled with the days end light have lent to some amazing pictures this fall. Last week there was the cutest chubby cheeked giraffe posing among the pumpkins. Come out and see us bring your camera. Costumes welcome!  Check the link below for weekly updates on color. http://www.exploreasheville.com/what-to-do/seasonal-fun/fall-color-in-the-asheville-area/asheville-fall-color-report/index.aspx

U-pick Pumpkins, $1 off admission

Bring the kids and find the perfect jack-o-lantern pumpkin for Halloween. Don’t forget a few more for decorating the table and porch steps!  Prices range from $2-8 depending on the size you choose. The corn maze is just up the hill from the patch so save time to wander and test your ag trivia knowledge. 

Take advantage of our admission discount rate Monday-Friday through the end of October. $4 for adults, $2 for children 5&up and kids 4 and under are always FREE! During the week you can see the animals, play on the hay, watch bees making honey, go through the corn maze and pick your own pumpkin as well as shop in the farm store. (Pony rides and facepainting are only available on Sat and Sun)

Expanded Hours: Open 7 days

Hard to get here by five o’clock I know! During the months of September and October we are open 9-6, everyday. You can buy meat, apples, eggs, pumpkins, crafts, jams, hot sauce and more the store is stocked. The corn maze is also up and going beginning Sept 1st. We are so excited to celebrate our 5th year of our expanded fall offerings, come on out to join in the excitement. Plenty of parking and a wonderful safe environment for you and your family to enjoy a day outdoors at the farm. Don’t forget your camera we have baby chicks, piglets, goats, and ponies for the touching. Led pony rides are available on the weekend for an small extra fee. Bring a lunch to picnic by the creek or purchase food here. The shady sycamore awaits you. Consider Hickory Nut Gap Farm for quality, affordable time with your family and and easy way to entertain your out of town guests this Fall. The pumpkins are growing fast and awaiting a new home for Halloween. See you soon!

Save $1 on Admission during the Weekdays

A legacy of food, family and community. Prioritizing all three of these values and offering $1 off admission prices Monday through Friday. Adults/ $4 and children over 4 years old /$2. Children under 4 are free. Admission allows you to participate in all the farms activities corn maze, visiting with animals, picnic by the creek etc. Pony rides are only available on the weekends.