About Open Ridge Farm

Open Ridge Farm is a small permaculture-inspired market garden and young orchard in the beautiful South Toe Valley, along Rock Creek. We currently offer "beyond-organic", no-till annual veggies, asparagus, apples and grapes, as well as our Pica Rica Hot Sauces. We grow all the peppers on-site and process in our Farm Kitchen. Our Farm Kitchen also serves as a great space for our seasonal Farm Dinners, which include "family-friendly" and "Summit to Supper". Ask about private farm dinners and events. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram, and join our email list to hear about farm dinners. We are at Yancey County Farmers Market on Saturdays, and locals can sign up for our twice-weekly farm pick-up. Our website lists all the locations you can find our hot sauce.


Physical Address

66 AF Simmons Road
Burnsville NC
(Yancey County)

Mailing Address

(Yancey County)

Phone (828) 284-7073
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Business Contact

Gretchen Ferrell
Co-owner/Market Gardener
Phone: (828) 284-7073
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Business Contact

Jonathan Felts
Co-owner/Market Gardener
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Artisan Foods
hot sauce

Farm Tourism & Events
guided farm tours, farm dinner/events, classes/workshops, event venue (weddings, parties, festivals)

Fruits & Berries
apples, grapes

fresh herbs

arugula, asparagus, beets, carrots, chiles, collards, cucumber, garlic, green beans, green onions, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, onions, potatoes, radish, salad greens, salad mix, spinach, sweet peppers, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, summer squash, pumpkins, winter squash, ginger, turmeric


We have a twice-weekly farm pick-up, availability sent out via email on Mondays and Thursdays for Tuesday & Friday pick-up. We also carry our hot sauce, as well as items from other local purveyors, such as beef, sausage, honey and cheese. Email us to be added to availability list.

Our store is open from April 15, 2018 to December 1, 2018.

Store Hours


    Our Farm Offers:

    Farm dinners, tastings, workshops and other events will be scheduled. Join our Farm Events email list to be notified. We can host private dinners and events for birthdays, company meetings, etc.

    Businesses Supplied

    Find our product at the following businesses:

    In the ASAP directory

    French Broad Food Co-op West Village Market & Deli Early Girl Eatery Foothills Local Meats
    • Milk and Honey


    We sell at the following tailgate markets:

    In the ASAP directory

    North Asheville Tailgate Market Yancey County Farmers' Market


    Organic (not Certified), GMO-Free, Permaculture, GAP Certified