Agents Answer: Where are the Best Farmers Markets in WNC?

Many of us have spent this spring tucked cozily inside, socially distanced from friends and loved ones, as well as from the elements. But across Western North Carolina, local farmers have spent their days outside, sowing fields and preparing for a successful growing season.  At Beverly-Hanks, we appreciate the work our local farmers do every […]

4 Flourishing Flower Farms in Henderson County

Recent social distancing measures have crushed a lot of local events, hobbies, and activities. But one thing it can’t trample is our love of plants. From trending house plants to home gardens, native species to exotics, right now, plants are growing on us. One local event that isn’t so easily eradicated is Hendersonville’s long-running Garden […]

Which Farm Lifestyle is Best for You?

Of the many different ways to Live Abundantly in Western North Carolina, the rural mountain lifestyle is uniquely woven into our history. Farm life means room to spread out, create your own way of living, and enjoy a quieter, slower pace. Most of all, it’s an opportunity to nurture the land and reap the fruits […]

5 Unique Businesses that Put Leicester on the Map

Originally called Turkey Creek, the unincorporated community of Leicester traces its modern roots back to 1829. Today, the bucolic valley is filled with local farms, artisans, and nature lovers who enjoy the quiet mountain views. But Leicester is quickly changing its reputation as a sleepy mountain community. Since 2000, they’ve seen a 16% growth in […]

3 Craft Breweries at the Heart of the “Farm to Keg” Movement in WNC

Western North Carolina has 60+ craft breweries, the vast majority of which are homegrown. With several dozen breweries all its own, Asheville has become the epicenter for our still burgeoning beverage movement. But regardless of their locale, every beer maker in our region is experimenting with far-reaching styles, local ingredients, and their own unique flair. […]

7 Reasons You will Love Your Local Farmers Market

Now that spring is here, local farmers and tailgate markets are opening all across Western North Carolina. Each farmers market is different. But at every one, shoppers can meet the farmers and put a face to the growers of the food they eat. Visiting the markets can also be an inexpensive and fun family outing. […]

Fairview, NC: Discover Your Own Edible Adventure!

Located halfway between Asheville and Chimney Rock, the community of Fairview was settled in the late 18th century and called Cane Creek until the early 1800s. Today, Fairview is home to an estimated 3,000 people. For several hundred years, people have been attracted to Fairview’s rolling land and mountain views. With space to roam and […]

Explore the Farm-to-Table Movement in Asheville and Hendersonville, NC

Even though we live here, we have to admit we are continuously amazed at the abundant resources found here, and especially how great the people are. To highlight both, we explored the exciting farm-to-table movement in our region. From Posana Cafe in downtown Asheville to a farmers market and a farm in Henderson County, we […]

Cheese the Day on the WNC Cheese Trail!

Travel outside the cities of Western North Carolina and you’ll find picturesque, rural areas that are home to many small farms. More than a dozen locally owned farms and shops make up the WNC Cheese Trail. Their dedication to local cheesemaking preserves the authentic rural lifestyle that draws so many to the area. Here, local […]

Agents Answer: Where’s the Best Place for Pumpkin Picking in WNC?

When it comes to buying a pumpkin for Halloween, it’s easy enough to grab one in the produce section of your local grocery store. But finding the perfect table centerpiece or jack-o-lantern pumpkin for your yard isn’t about what’s easy. Folks who know pumpkins know that there’s two main sources for quality, locally grown gourds: […]