A new NC Department of Agriculture video announcement promotes the NC Farm Fresh website.
Its a database of N.C. farms that have direct marketing stores, roadside stands, tailgate and farmers market booths, and pick-your-own fields. If you’re looking for a farm or commodity in your area, visit the site to search by region, food item or type of farm.
The video announcement features the Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview. Jamie Ager, who is a third-generation farmer, operates the farm with his wife. They both graduated from Warren-Wilson College and returned to the family farm — which was recently featured in Bon Appetit magazine — with a new purpose for the land, which had hosted everything from a dairy to an apple orchard over the last 100 years. Currently, they produce hormone- and antibiotic-free grass-fed meats and sell them at their farm store and WNC tailgate markets. They also supply local restaurants.