Against the Grain Farm is a small diversified, certified Organic farm located in Watauga County. We raise a broad spectrum of vegetables year-round on approximately 2 acres and focus on salad, greens and cold-hardy roots during the winter months. At ATG, it is our mission to grow healthy food for the High Country community.
Learn more: atgfarm.com
Black Birch Her-Pothecary is a certified holistic and clinical herbalist. All products are organic, or ethically wild crafted. Products include teas, tinctures, salves, steams, broth bags, bear oils, role on scents, epsom salt baths, medicinal vinegar, medicinal honey, face mask powders, skin toners, steams, and more.
Carolina Bath & Body Co.: Cathy grew up in the heart of Boone and has Been a crafter her whole life. she makes soap for friends and family and many of them told her to make a business out of it so in 2016 she started a soap business and through the years developed the products she sells now.
She believes in quality products that are skin & hair loving. She’s constantly studying to learn new ways to make high quality products. All of her ingredients are high quality and her soaps are made from organic oils. Every product she has is usually developed because of someone telling her of their skin or hair issues, she wants to have products that help them. She makes her products for the peace of mind of knowing what is in them.
Carringer Farms: Don has farmed all his life-family gardens and farming with his grandparents/parents. We had our farm in Franklin, NC for 10 years and participated in several different farmers markets and sold to several restaurants. In 2022, we sold our farm in Franklin and bought a 9-acre farm in Altamont, NC. We will be growing a lot of vegetables in the spring. We also grow microgreens. We still have our bees that pollinate our crops, so we will have honey. We grow a lot of our plants from seed. My wife Belinda makes jams, jellies, preserves, and relishes, along with baked goods.
Learn more: https://www.carringerfarms.com/
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Creeksong: Creeksong Farm has been selling produce grown using organic methods at the Watauga County Farmers' Market since 1979. At that time, few people were concerned about the presence of chemicals in their food, but Jeff and Bettie Thomas were determined to grow food in a sustainable and healthy manner. Creeksong Farm sells eggs from their free range chickens, humanely raised meat from their angus steers and pigs, and potatoes. Throughout the season, they grow many varieties of vegetables, flowers, and herbs on 4 acres of fields. Now a second generation farm!
Learn more: www.creeksongfarm.com
Forgotten Ways Farm. Offering grass finished beef and lamb, organically fed pork and eggs. We focus on the wellbeing of the animal — allowing them to exhibit their natural behavior and feeding on their natural diet as much as possible. We use our farming practices only to manage the forages and land our livestock graze. We feel our holistic livestock approach offers the most nutrient dense products available to our family and yours.
Heritage Homestead at Elk Creek. 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 6 years the Coulters worked toward becoming a licensed dairy and in January of 2009 Heritage Homestead was licensed.
As Carol and Lon now retire, Jennifer and Mike Hambourger are taking over the Heritage Homestead Dairy. They currently are producing cheese out of the Coulter kitchen, while building a new facility on their 26 acre farm in Todd, NC. The Hambourgers are excited to benefit from Carol and Lon's mentorship, while maintaining the same products and commitment to quality local foods.
Mountain Flowers Hemp focuses on the production of craft, small batch hemp grown in controlled indoor environments using living soil techniques. Their specialty is cured hemp flowers, salves, and hand crafted hemp products to enhance the experience of life. It is a farmer owned, farmer grown operation based in beautiful Boone, North Carolina. Their lead cultivator moved to the state of Washington and spent 7 years cultivating in both medicinal and recreational facilities. Recent changes in legislation inspired them to move back home and continue to pursue their passion for sustainable agriculture where it all began.
Learn more: www.mountainflowershemp.com
Opossum Bottom Farm & Market Garden is a small urban farm nestled against the mountains in Johnson City TN. Way back in the 70s I started gardening with my great aunt. While helping her in her garden, she taught me how to grow things without the assistance of synthetic products, which now, fast forward 40 years, is a more familiar term, organic. While many of the methods have changed since then, the base fundamentals of growing sustainably, improving the land on which you grow, and providing synthetic free food are still the same. We strive to incorporate those fundamentals in our practices so that our produce is free of all synthetic products. No pesticides, no fungicides, no herbicides, nothing, just good practices, natural fertilizers, rainwater, and a love of growing.
Learn more: https://www.opossumbottom.com/
Rachael Salmon Photography: Rachael Salmon is based in Boone, NC, but her work reflects scenes from across the High Country. Her specialty is capturing beautiful moments in nature including wildlife, farm scenes, and landscapes. Her impressive body of work is affectionately referred to as “Wataugraphy.” More recently, she is known for creating and photographing mandalas made from plantlife and found materials. Her artwork is available in matted prints and barn wood frames as well as on her popular greeting cards.
Learn more: http://rachaelsalmonphotography.com/
ReSupply. Resupply is a refillery and zero waste shop offering refills on personal and household soaps as well as other personal and household care items in zero or compostable packaging. We are always seeking to source more locally and are happy to have switched our Hand & Body Soap formula to use NC Sunflower Oil in place of Olive Oil. Resupply's mission is to reduce consumer waste and source locally whenever possible. To reduce waste, we offer $2 back for all Resupply glass containers, and we offer refills at the Watauga County Farmers Market April - November and the Boone Winter Market in December - March.
Learn more: https://www.resupplyboone.com/
Sheraton Park Farms is a local, regenerative agriculture farm located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in McGrady, North Carolina. We raise beef cattle, chickens for eggs, chickens for meat, turkeys and our favorite.....pigs! Ethically raised, pastured meats without antibiotics, steroids, or fertilizers!
Learn more: https://www.sheratonparkfarms.com/
Lemon Lips / The Drink Machine: We produce our fresh squeezed drinks on the spot for you. This means we cut the fruit and smash it when you order. You see the entire process while you wait. Our bottled drinks are produced in West Jefferson, North Carolina.
Learn more: https://lemonlipslemonade.fun/
B.A.D. Composting is a compost co-op that collects food scraps from individuals as well as providing gardening help like building compost bins and permaculture gardens. Soil is the basis of life, and by diverting food scraps from the waste stream and creating soil, we are giving new life to our communities. It’s Born Again Dirt!
Learn more: www.bit.ly/badcomposting
Country Bumpkin Candle Company: Here at Country Bumpkin Candle Company we make highly scent coconut blend candles and wax melts inspired by our small mountain community. We also make vegan bath products, like cold process soap, bath bombs, body butter, and foaming sugar scrubs. Everything we make is made in small batches in our home right outside of Banner Elk, in beautiful Matney. Our mission is to make exceptional quality candles, wax melts, and bath products. And we hold a deep commitment to environmental sustainability, and are constantly seeking ways to make our company as eco-friendly as possible.
Learn more: countrybumpkincandleco.com
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Distant Daydreams Jewelry & Gifts: Distant Daydreams Jewelry & Gifts was created here in Boone, it was a daydream to begin working for myself. I love beadwork and choosing all of the different colors, shapes, and designs that I get to work with. My pieces are inspired by the beautiful Appalachian mountains and nature elements. My art includes stretch bracelets, essential oil diffuser bracelets, gemstone pieces, earrings for sensitive ears, beaded necklaces and floral wreaths for all seasons.
Learn more: www.distantdaydreamsjewelry.com
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EmmaLinaLino: I am a local college student artist primarily working in linocut / relief printmaking. I make multi-size art prints as well as cards and posters. All of my work is created here in Boone and I draw a lot of inspiration from the community and environment around me! I enjoy making art centered around produce, nature, and animals, as well as seasonal and holiday themed cards and prints. I aim to make connections with individuals through creativity and to supply the community with affordable art that sparks joy!
Gaeas Candy: My business is a local, handmade jewelry business that incorporates crystals and gemstones into every piece created. All of my pieces are one of a kind and will never be replicated, my brand slogan is "handmade pieces with themes of forestry, natural elements, and mysticism." I have four different styles of necklaces that I make, Quartz crystal points, Ammonite Fossil Pendants, 13-piece semi-precious stones (collar necklace style), and Agate Slice pendants.
Learn more: www.gaeascandy.com/
Gala Crafts creates stained glass pieces. Their goal with stained glass is to capture all the wild, varied, spectacular colors and textures of nature in unique art, glass pieces. They love adding copper wire, antique glass plates, and even occasional spoons to their pieces to accentuate the natural movement of the glass. Whenever possible they incorporate found and recycled glass, wire and bevels into their pieces. They have been working in the medium for over 20 years and have learned (sometimes the hard way) to love the music of breaking glass.
Learn more: www.galacrafts.com
Laughing Springs Farm is located on the edge of Boone on 17 acres of land that they are grateful to begin stewarding. Established in early 2022, they are building our farm slowly as they come to better know the land with each season. They are still evolving our farm focus, but for now, they will be growing and sharing fresh diversified vegetables, milled corn products (grits, cornmeal) and medicinal herbal products. Although new to the Boone area, they have been organic farmers for the past 25 years in a variety of places - as owners, managers, breeders, seed producers, educators - they have tried a bit of everything - and the learning never stops. They are looking forward to sharing our harvest with you!
Learn more: www.laughingspringsfarm.com
Tiny Bluet Creative is a queer owned creative based in Boone, NC; specializing in handmade crochet accessories and painting. They strive to use sustainable materials, mostly using 100% cotton yarn and recycled plastic bags, known as plarn, for their crochet projects. For the winter season, expect lots of beanies, hand warmers and other winter wear, in addition to crocheted bags and keychains. They also design and print my own stickers!
Between the Trees is a micro-bakery in the heart of the High Country in Boone, NC. We bake a variety of breads with most being naturally leavened with a long, cold fermentation for flavor and digestibility. We offer a variety of breads that highlight grains grown in an environmentally friendly way. We strive to source local and regional grains and ingredients because we believe that shortening the supply chain and being as much of a part of the process as possible is an important step to a more sustainable and equitable way of doing business.
Learn more: http://betweenthetreesbread.com
Fermenti Provides Living Organic & Vegan, Probiotic Rich Fermented Foods Hand Crafted In Asheville, NC! We offer Kimchi, Sauerkraut, Ginger Turmeric Pink Kraut, Apple Carrot Kraut, Sichuan Carrots. Salsa, Hot Sauce, Lemons, Garlic, Beets With Ginger, Fermented Brines like our Kimchi Brine, Lemon Btine & More, Fermenti " I'd Ferment That" Swag (T-Shirts/Hoodies/Hats/Bags, Home Fermentation Kits, Farm Fresh Eggs, Probiotic Rich Organic Sugar Scrub and Lip Balms, Swing By Our Store In Woodfin On Tuesdays 12-4 For All Your Fermenting Needs. Check Out Our Free YouTube Videos On How You Too, Can Ferment At Home! Link On Website
Learn more: www.fermenti.biz
Deal Orchards: We are a third generation orchard located in the Brushy Mountains of NC. We grow apples, pears, peaches, and nectarines. We sell our produce at our roadside farm market located at the orchard and also through various other outlets, including regional grocery chains.
Learn more: www.dealorchards.com
MoMo Biju I am very passionate about making jewelry. Since my teenage years seeing jewelry and people wearing it made me feel curious, wondering what was it made from, with what color that would go, how that piece could change an outfit, or even the mood of the person who was wearing it. As soon as my daughters were school-age, I started looking for some training, first in Michigan and now in North Carolina. I learned to explore beads’ stores, wire and metal sheet options, books, and different techniques. In fact, I am still in this process, but want to start showing my adventures and work results. I believe that handmade jewelry should be accessible to anyone who would like to have a unique piece, made from sustainable and meaningful materials, created with intention, to bring joy, healing, color, nature vibrations, etc. I make all my jewelry at home, in a spare room. The time that I spend making them is as unique as the pieces, it flies unnoticed, and it is light, joyful, and complete.
Bloom WNC Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I was raised on a mini farm that supplied produce and flowers to my family’s French restaurant. This was long before the farm-to-table movement was trendy! I fondly remember helping my mother in the garden and relishing the days we got to go cut flowers for bouquets. While I miss the volcanic rich soil of the Pacific Northwest, I am delighted to grow flowers here in North Carolina with the gentle seasons and predictable rains. I am incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to grow lovely flowers for my beloved customers, and to live so much of my life outdoors. My life is spent in the dirt and the weather, and I labor with my hands to bring forth a beautiful product, all while being gentle with the land. I grow specialty cut flowers for my shareholders and workshops, to design with for weddings and special events, and to sell to local talented florists.
Learn more: https://www.bloomwnc.com/
Nomada Jewelry We offer handcrafted jewelry made from Japanese glass beads, freshwater pearls, shells, gemstones and other natural materials. We put extra care into the quality of our pieces and only use metals like stainless steel and high durability gold/silver plated brass. This ensures that our jewelry will not tarnish and is made to last.
P.O. Box 67 | 969 W King Street
Boone, NC 28607 | 828.386.1537