The High Country's very first Fill Your Freezer sale will be at the High Country Food Hub next Friday, August 30th from 11:30-6:30.

This one day sale features locally-raised meat from over eight Western North Carolina family farms, including beef, chicken, lamb, and pork products.

Throughout the day, customers will have the unique opportunity to

● speak with area farmers about why livestock raised in the mountains tastes great and is good for our region.

● participate in cooking demonstrations and presentations by farmers, Watauga County Cooperative Extension and community members.

● join a raffle for a box full of locally-raised meat products and more valued at $150, put together by participating farms and Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture.

“Across the High Country, farmers are growing exceptional pastured livestock. This one day sale will afford customers the opportunity to fill their freezer before fall’s grilling season gets underway. What makes local food unique is the connections that we’re able to make with farmers. We get to know where our food comes from by buying local and talk with farmers about how they raise their animals. From those conversations, we know that local food tastes great, is good for you, and is good for our community!” stated Dave Walker, Interim Executive Director of Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and a farmer participating in the sale.

The High Country Food Hub is located at 252 Poplar Grove Road in Boone.

The High Country Food Hub is operated by Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture staff in an effort to create an equitable, sustainable High Country local food system by supporting producers and cultivating community connections that educate, inspire, and increase the demand for local food.