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 organically grown 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 family-friendly Farm Dinners. 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.


Physical Address

66 AF Simmons Road
Burnsville NC
(Yancey County)

Phone (828) 284-7073
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Business Contact

Gretchen Ferrell
Phone: (828) 536-4106
Cell: (828) 284-7073
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Business Contact

Jonathan Felts
Garden Manager
Phone: (828) 536-4106
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Artisan Foods
hot sauce

Farm Tourism & Events
farm tours, festival, celebrations, workshops, event space/weddings

Fruits & Berries
apples, grapes

fresh herbs

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.


    We sell at the following tailgate markets:

    In the ASAP directory

    Yancey County Farmers' Market


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