There are so many reasons to make a trip to Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Whether you are looking for farm-to-table eats, locally made products, or family-friendly activities, you will find them all here. Read on to discover some of our favorite ways to spend a day on the farm. Afterward, find more simple ways to enjoy the North Carolina mountains in our free Chimney Rock Vacation Guide. It is full of recommendations on farmers markets, apple orchards, restaurants, and more, so you can spend less time planning and more time exploring.
3 Special Ways to Enjoy Hickory Nut Gap Farm
1. Pick Your Own Apples and Berries
From June to October, Hickory Nut Gap Farm is a wonderful place to pick seasonal fruits like apples, blueberries, and raspberries! You can also purchase freshly grown fruit and produce at the farm’s stand. Even better, the farm sells more than just locally grown produce. Their store features a line of products from Asheville area companies including sourwood honey and crafts, like homemade lotions and soaps!
Before you hit the road for the trip home, remember to stop by fort the best meat or produce in the area. Remember to pack a cooler with ice before your trip! Here, you can purchase 100% grass-fed beef, pastured pork, and poultry, all raised on the farm. It is the ideal choice for stocking your freezer or cooking tonight’s dinner.
2. Enjoy a Farm-to-Table Meal
Of course, you can always visit the farm and sit down for a delicious meal! You can enjoy lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday. The lunch menu features Southern classics like pimento cheese and crackers and barbecue pulled pork. Hickory Nut Gap Farm also features an amazing Sunday brunch menu! On Sundays, the egg, cheese, and apple butter biscuit is one of our favorite things to order! No matter when you stop by, your taste buds will thank you.
3. Celebrate Good Times. Especially During Fall!
Hickory Nut Gap Farm hosts a variety of fun festivities throughout the year! In the fall, you can look forward to corn mazes, picking out your own pumpkin, and farm scavenger hunts with prizes. During the summer, you can also find a variety of kid-friendly activities, like horseback riding, arts, and crafts. Although the events change with the seasons, one thing that remains consistent is that education is an important aspect of Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Both workshops and culinary classes are available throughout the year. For a full list of farm events, check out the Hickory Nut Gap Farm website.
Tips for Your Trip
- Hickory Nut Gap Farm is located at 57 Sugar Hollow Rd, Fairview, NC 28730.
- The Farm Store is open seven days a week, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- If you can’t make it to the farm, then no problem! You can also visit Hickory Nut Gap Farm at the Asheville farmers markets, too.
Hickory Nut Gap Farm is less than 20 minutes away from The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. Nestled in one of the most incredible canyons and situated along the Rocky Broad River, our inn is the perfect place to stay and enjoy the best of Western North Carolina. Book our Traditional Two Queen Room and enjoy beautiful mountain views, gourmet breakfast, luxury linens, environmentally friendly spa toiletries, and two extraordinarily comfortable beds. You will love the comfort and convenience of our inn! We also offer each of our guests access to the Esmeralda Park and our our year-round outdoor, heated spa. When you are ready to plan your next vacation, check out our seasonal packages and book your stay today! We hope to host you soon at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant.