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Mitchell County Local Foods

Mitchell County Eat Local

Local Food Guide

This guide has been compiled by N.C. Cooperative Extension, Mitchell County Center, to provide an up-to-date and accessible guide to locally produced vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, herbs, mushrooms, and more. Suppliers are added on an ongoing basis, and our goal is to update all information monthly. If you would like to be included in this list, please contact Eve Kindley at 828.688.4811.

Supplier Contact Location About
Blue Ridge Blueberries  Call:
Spruce Pine (Altapass area) Products:  Blueberries
Availability:  late June – Mid September depending on weather
Distribution:  U-Pick or preorder

Preferred contact:  email
Complete Feast Farm Text or call: 828.260.7923 Bakersville Products: Angus beef, free-range eggs, produce. Specialties: goose eggs, fruit, herbs, and flowers.
Availability: Meat, eggs, and greenhouse produce year-round. Other produce, fruit, and flowers in season.
Distribution: Through Just Local Market (Bakersville).
Preferred contact: Phone. Leave a message or text to guarantee a timely response.
Crow Bar Farm Call: 828.467.0538 Little Switzerland Products: Gourmet jams and jellies, dry mixes, rubs, flavored sugars and dessert sauces.
Availability: Year-round.
Distribution: Shipping and local delivery; option to purchase through Facebook page.
Preferred contact: Phone, Facebook, Instagram.
Fork Mountain Farm Call: 828.766.0904 Bakersville Products: Fruit and berries
Availability: Blueberries (June–Aug.), pears (late July–Aug.), kiwis (Aug.–Sep.), apples (Aug.–Oct.), persimmons (Oct.).
Distribution: Preorder and delivery, Bakersville Farmers Market.
Preferred contact: Phone. Leave message if no answer.
Green Toe Ground Farm Text: 828.284.7715
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Celo Products: Mixed organic vegetables.
Availability: Mid-Apr. through Dec.
Distribution: Preorder, farmers markets, CSA through online sales.
Preferred contact: Email or text.
Harrell Hill Farms Text: 828.467.0280
Bakersville Products: Grass-fed beef (USDA inspected, packed, and frozen), sorghum molasses, and sweet corn.
Availability: Beef and sorghum available year-round; corn in season only.
Distribution: Farm self-serve, pickup and pay at 2126 Harrell Hill Rd., Bakersville, NC 28705. Sorghum sold at Ingles and Griffith’s General Store (Green Mountain).
Preferred contact: Text or email.
Jackie’s … Naturally Email Mitchell County Products: A wide variety of greens, microgreens, and produce.
Availability: Currently selling salad mix, kale, spring onions, radishes, and salad turnips. Coming soon: microgreens, spinach, swiss chard, Orach, Tat soi, mustard, edible podded peas, romaine lettuce. As the season develops: squash, zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, ground cherries, green beans, winter squash, and carrots.
Distribution: Preorder system through email, with weekly pickup in Burnsville. Spruce Pine and/or Micaville pickup locations will be added as demand dictates. Payment via website using PayPal or debit/credit card.
Preferred contact: Email.
Just Local Market Text or call 828.260.7923  Bakersville Products: Locally produced items from family farms in our area. Lamb, pork, beef, cheeses, eggs, fresh seasonal produce and fruit, mushrooms, microgreens, lactofermented products, jams, jellies, honey, baked goods, salsas, pickles, spice mixes, tinctures, crafts and more.
Availability: Open Wed.–Fri. 12 p.m.–5 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Distribution: In store, 431 B South Mitchell Ave., Bakersville, NC (across from Bowman Middle School).
Preferred contact: Phone. Leave a message or text to guarantee a timely response.
La Petite Baking Co. Email Burnsville Products: Baked goods. Croissants, turnovers, poptarts, poundcake, pies, fruit tarts, bread, cheese crackers, sweet and spicy nuts, tea breads (banana, pumpkin etc.) and jellies.
Availability: Year-round.
Distribution: Yancey County Farmers Market (Burnsville, starting May 16); prepackaged weekly selection and preorders.
Preferred contact: Email.
Loafers Glory Greenhouse Facebook Loafers Glory Products: Annuals, herbs, and Vegetable plants.
Availability: May and June.
Distribution: On-site purchase.
Preferred contact: Facebook.
Mayland Mushrooms Text: 828.536.9144
Mitchell County Products: Fresh and dried culinary and medicinal mushrooms, fresh and dried flowers, seasonal produce, mushroom cultivation supplies, mushroom extracts and essences.
Availability: Fresh produce available in season; dried items, cultivation supplies, extracts, and essences available year-round.
Distribution: Preorder with farm pickup; Just Local Market (Bakersville), Yancey County Farmers Market (Burnsville).
Preferred contact: Text or email.
Narrow Way Farms Call or text: 828.260.4804
Bakersville Products: Many varieties of microgreens.
Availability: Year-round (grown indoors).
Distribution: Monthly subscription program with free delivery to the local area. Also available at Just Local Market (Bakersville), Avery County Farmers Market (Banner Elk), and wholesale.
Preferred contact: Email, call, or text.
Oleo Acres Email Little Switzerland Products: Honey.
Availability: Starting in June.
Distribution and contact: Email to arrange purchase.
Ray’s Meats Email Bakersville Products: Locally raised beef and pork.
Availability: Year-round.
Distribution: Through Just Local Market (Bakersville).
Preferred contact: Email.
Soilshine Farm and Ferments Email  Burnsville Products: Sauerkrauts, kimchi, seasonal pickles, hot sauces, beverages, and more.
Availability: Year-round.
Distribution: Yancey County Farmers Market (Burnsville, starting May 16); Burnsville Health & Nutrition; Locally Good Shop (Burnsville); Maples Cafe (Micaville); Ten Thousand Things Food Coop (Celo); Just Local Market (Bakersville); High Country Food Hub (Boone). Customers can join email preorder list and pick at Yancey County Farmers Market weekly starting May 16.
Preferred contact: Email.
The Orchard at Altapass Contact via website Spruce Pine Products: Apples.
Availability: Fall into winter.
Distribution: At the orchard, Mile Marker 328.3, Blue Ridge Parkway / 1025 Orchard Rd., Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
Preferred contact: Via website.
Young Brothers Farm

Call:        828.387.7318

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Newland Products: Pork, beef, eggs, seasonal produce.
Availability: Spring availability includes greens of different varieties, radishes, turnips, rhubarb, spring onions, ramps. As the season progresses, will have cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, and more.
Distribution: CSA and farm stand are currently suspended. Now offering a preorder system through email, with customer sign-up through website. Weekly (Friday) deliveries to drop-off points in Newland, Spruce Pine, and Burnsville. Payment at pickup by cash or check.
Preferred contact: Email or website.