Hickory Nut Gap Farm will join forces with the National Young Farmers Coalition to host a free dinner and networking evening for new and future farmers on Thursday, Sept. 26.
Increasing demand for locally raised meats has Western North Carolina farmers traveling long distances and sitting on waiting lists for regional slaughterhouse services. But is an Asheville-based slaughter facility feasible?
As the cost of growing food in Western North Carolina rises, local farmers are feeling the squeeze. Increasingly, many are turning to agritourism to help their enterprises stay afloat.