Do Good Date Night: ASAP Benefit Concert at Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Who doesn’t love to support our local farmers and local food sources? Grab your friends, round up the kids and head out for a Do Good Date Night at Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview on July 19th for loads of fun, mouthwatering farm to table grub, and live local music by Jesse Barry and The Jam.

Who is Jesse Barry and why should you see her?

Beginning at the very, young age of 8 years old, Jesse began gracing Asheville, her home town, with her whimsical presence on local stages, astounding audiences with her tremendous voice at such a young age. Fast forward to 2019, her accomplishments are far and wide which include placing in the Mountain Xpress “Best Of” blues band category three years in a row, and has performed at B.B. King’s Club for the ‘International Blues Challenge’ and at the ‘Springing the Blues Festival’ in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Jesse also competed on the popular TV show “American Idol” in season 9 and has made a lasting impression on Asheville and the surrounding areas. After recording three albums with another local band ‘Skinny Legs and All,’ Jesse is also currently working with her blues, funk, and soul group ‘Jesse Barry and The Jam.’ Her other special events include ‘A Social Function’ and her new Steely Dan tribute band ‘Dirty Logic’.

Jesse Barry and the Jam!

About the Food at Hickory Nut Gap Farm!

Asheville locals, foodies, and restaurants have nothing but love for Hickory Nut Gap Farm for their ethical treatment of animals and stellar meat products. During the July 19th festivities, you will have every opportunity (for an additional cost) to divulge in delicious, mouthwatering farm to fork dinner options made up of HNG pasture-raised meats and locally sourced produce as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage options. Prepared fresh by the farm culinary team, the meal spread will be made up of three types of meat and four housemade sides. Something for everyone!

Be sure to keep a watch on HNG’s Facebook page for menu updates here.

Ashley English’s recipe for Bourbon Bacon Jam! Photo credit: @johnny_autry

What is the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project?

ASAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nestled in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food. Over the last two decades, ASAP has created a model through activities that connect consumers to local farmers and build the community relationships essential to changing our food system.

Nothing but Barn Fun!

What makes this a Do Good Date Night?

You’re having a blast while giving back to the community! A portion of event ticket sales and 100% of raffle ticket sales will be donated to ASAP at this event.

Cost + Tickets: $7, find tickets here.

Who: Jesse Barry and The Jam at Hickory Nut Gap Farm
What: Food, Fun, and Live Local Music on the Farm!
Where: Hickory Nut Gap Farm,
57 Sugar Hollow Rd
Fairview, North Carolina 28730
Why: Do Good Date Night to raise funding and awareness for the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)
When: Friday, July 19th, 6 – 9pm


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