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Heritage Homestead- West jefferson

​​Posted From Blue Ridge Apiaries' website: Friday, May 18, 2018.


​We are 4th generation beekeepers who produce outstanding honey. Family owned and operated, we produce, extract, bottle, and market our products all in house.

We offer a poly-floral blend of Wildflower Honey, mono-floral varietal honeys unique to Southern Appalachia, as well as Whipped Honey and Infused Honey. Our bee pollen is harvested from pristine locations throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains and foothills. We transform our beeswax into authentic 100% all beeswax candles. 

Our honey is raw, unpasteurized and gravity strained, to protect it's inherent goodness.


Website: https://www.blueridgeapiaries.com/


Posted from Faith Mountain Farm's website: Friday, May 18, 2018.


We have a good flock of laying hens. We bake bread, granola, and a variety of sweets on a regular basis. Honeybees are a big part of the landscape with a bee yard at the farm and numerous hives spread across the High Country and the foothills of northwest NC. Growing season brings numerous vegetables and rows and rows of sunflowers for selling as cut flowers at the market. We also grow shiitake mushrooms with our first harvest in fall 2009.

Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018.


​Our family farm made its first dairy shipment on June 6, 1927, and we have been milking cows ever since. Ed English and his wife Maggie started the farm and set up a small store where they sold milk, sour cream, butter and eggs.


During the farm’s 85+ years as a dairy operation, both Jersey and Holstein cows have been milked for fluid milk production.  After many years of selling to a milk co-op and many neighbors who kept asking for the family’s cheese made in the farm house kitchen, we decided to start offering our cheeses to the public.  We now have our own farm store, selling farm fresh English Farmstead Cheese products and other local fare.


Website: http://englishfarmsteadcheese.com/

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English Farmstead Cheese

Posted: From Heritage Homestead Website- Friday, May 18, 2018


Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy is nestled on 17 acres in the mountains of Ashe County just outside of Jefferson, North Carolina. Carol and Lon Coulter purchased the old Florence Kelly home place in 1994, which had been a working cow dairy until the early 70s. To help clear the briars and brambles that had taken over the farm, the Coulters purchased goats. One thing led to another and soon enough Carol was milking goats and taking cheese classes. For the last 6 years the Coulters have worked toward becoming a licensed dairy and in January of 2009 Heritage Homestead was licensed.


​The Coulters raise Saanens, Alpines and a few Nubians. Their wonderful sweet milk is made into farmstead cheese sold at local farmers’ markets and select retail shops. The goats are milked for 8 months out of the year and bred and kid in mid March-April and the cycle begins again.


Website: http://heritagehomestead.net/  

Blue Ridge Apiaries

Posted from Springhouse Farm's website: Friday, May 18, 2018.


​Springhouse Farm is named for an original feature of the farmhouse, built in the late 1800’s. The springhouse, still intact, cooled food using naturally cold water from a nearby spring. Previously part of a 45 acre tract farmed by a family of 5, the soil still turns up arrowheads carved from granite on the land. Mindful of the ingenuity of the springhouse and the deep history of the land, we use environmentally responsible methods to nourish our community in a sense of stewardship.

Certified organic since 2011, we never use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or GMO seeds. You can buy our produce and our pastured pork at the Watauga County Farmer's Market, at our Farm Stand at our farm in Vilas, NC, and through our farm CSA share.





Springhouse farm - vilas, nc

new life farm - boone, nc

Posted From New Life Farm's website: Friday, May 18, 2018.

The farm is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, between Boone and Lenoir, North Carolina. New Life Farm began operating as a small scale commercial farm in 2012, but its foundation was established years before. What started as our family's means to provide itself with access to fresh, quality, and nutritious food evolved into a farm business that seeks to solve economical, environmental, and social issues through the ethical production of wholesome food.

For three years, New Life Farm operated on leased land in Boone, NC. In 2015, we re-established the farm on its own land in Lenoir, North Carolina. Now, on our “forever farm,” we are always seeking to improve our food production to positively impact our community in a greater way. One of our goals is to create a community around our farm by building meaningful relationships with people who care about where their food comes from and how it is produced.

Website: http://www.newlifefarmnc.com/

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