At Hickory Nut Gap we value and respect the complex relationships between humans and nature. By using regenerative agriculture and ethical animal welfare practices, Hickory Nut Gap produces the highest-quality, best-tasting meats to ensure we all thrive from the ground up.

  • Superior-tasting pasture raised meats

  • Happy, healthy animals

  • Farming methods that benefit both the community and the planet

So Delicious. So Healthy.

Our animals graze freely on lush grasses, root for grubs and seeds in the soil, and peck and scratch as nature intended. These activities lead to strong bodies, lots of blood flow, and healthy joints, which means superior aroma and flavor in our meat products. Grassfed meat is naturally lean, high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, high in conjugated linoleic acid to combat cancer and hearth disease, and higher in antioxidants and beneficial vitamins.

“Farm Burger has been using Hickory Nut Gap for the past seven years. We are fortunate to have a partner that shares our ethos on sustainability and animal welfare so perfectly.”

“Hickory Nut Gap provides me with grassfed beef and pastured pork that is second to none.”


We believe that allowing our animals to express their natural tendencies fosters a full circle of well-being, not only for the livestock, but also for the soil, our farmers, and our customers. This is why our animals roam freely on pastures that provide space for them to feed, forage, root, and play. We practice low stress handling throughout the animal life cycle and strive to maintain abundance and diversity in the farm ecosystem, which allows each animal to thrive.

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Sustainable & Regenerative Farming.

Grass-eating animals like cows, and dynamic recyclers like hogs and chickens play a vital role in maintaining the healthy ecosystem of a farm. Raising these animals on perennial pasture and in managed forest allows them to build soil, sequester carbon, and enhance water and mineral cycling. These farming practices fight climate change and ensure that farmland remains healthy and productive for future generations.

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