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2019 Events at the Farm

3/18-3/19: Asheville Charcuterie Intensive

In this 2-day intensive, learn to confidently cure meats via salting, dehydration, smoking, and fermentation. We will begin with a half hog, and spend two days turning every scrap of it into charcuterie, from fresh sausages to smoked hams, pates and hard salamis. In addition to learning salumi craft, you’ll engage with me and your classmates about topics of sustainable farming, mindful slaughter, artisan butchery, and inspired cookery. You’ll get to taste your creations at a culminating class feast, and you’ll get to take projects home to finish on your own. Best of all, you’ll join a growing cohort of ethical meat practitioners in touch via social media, direct email, and community gatherings.
  • Date: Monday, March 18th and Tuesday, March 19th
  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Cost: $350

3/12: Brian’s Half Hog Butchery Class

If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between a rib and a roast or the best way to cook a Boston Butt, this intimate butchery class will answer your questions on all things pig!  Butcher Brian will take you step-by-step through the butchering process of a whole hog.
  • Date: Tuesday, March 12th
  • Time: 4pm – 6pm
  • Cost: $80

3/23: Spring Equinox Stargazing Party

Join us to celebrate the end of winter and to welcome in the stars of spring!
During this time of equal night and equal day we’ll discuss some of the seasonal changes happening at this time in the sky as well as the myths of some of the spring constellations and anything else astronomical. All ages are welcome and no background in astronomy or science is required.

  • Date: Saturday, March 23rd
  • Time: 8:30pm – 10pm
  • Cost: $6
  • BYO Blanket / Chair

3/26: Brian’s Whole Hog Butchery Class

If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between a rib and a roast or the best way to cook a Boston Butt, this intimate butchery class will answer your questions on all things pig!  Butcher Brian will take you step-by-step through the butchering process of a whole hog.
  • Date: March 26th
  • Time: 4pm – 6pm
  • Cost: $80

4/21: Easter Egg Hunt

Get ready for the 2019 Easter Egg Hunt at Hickory Nut Gap Farm on Sunday, April 21st! The hunt will be divided into two groups at two times, one for younger children and one for older children. Please bring a basket for your child if they are participating in the hunt. We’ll be playing games and soaking in the Spring weather. Egg decorating and coloring station will be set up at tables.

Easter Brunch Service: 10am-4pm.

1st Egg Hunt for kids 5 and under: 12pm-12:30
Pass the Bunny game: 1:00pm
2nd Egg Hunt for kids 6 and up: 1:45pm-2:45pm
3:00pm Jelly Bean Game Best Guessers awarded

  • Date: April 21th
  • Time: 11am – 3pm
  • Cost: FREE