Organic, soy-free animal products in WNC


March 2020

Everything here is pastured. Any supplement feed is listed. Unless it says 100% grass-fed, for what percentage of feed is grass vs. grain, you’d have to ask. Only one source below put a figure on that.

Here they roughly are in order of ‘purity’ and then how local to Asheville they are. Much of this info came from here. If you know of other places, please let me know.


Mountainside Family Farms, Swannanoa

chicken (feed??), pork (feed??), 100% grass-fed beef


Dry Ridge, Mars Hill

chicken (local feed), pork (feed?), 100%? grass-fed beef


• A Way of Life Farm, Sunshine (NE corner of Rutherford County)

Montford Farmer’s Market


organic, non-soy


Franny’s Farm, Leicester


organic (not certified)


organic, non-soy


• Asgard Farm, Gibsonville (near Burlington)

will deliver large orders

chicken, pork, beef, lamb, turkey, eggs

organic, non-soy


• Farm to Fork, Raleigh

looks like they don’t ship

chicken, pork, eggs

not certified organic but “BEYOND organic,” non-soy

beef, lamb, goat, veal, milk, butter, cultured dairy

100% grass-fed


• Healthy Hen Farms, Oxford (near Durham)

will deliver large orders

 chickens, turkeys, eggs

organic, non-soy


• Rock House Farm, Morganton

pork, lamb

organic (non-certified? beyond?); non-soy, non-corn (some flax)

beef, Wagyu

100% grass-fed

beef, “Kobe-style”

1/3 of daily animal intake” organic


 Bluebird Farm, Morganton

pork, beef

pasture and organic grain

[no mention on website whether or not they use soy]


• Foothills Pasture Raised Meats, Black Mountain

beef and pork

pasture and grain “including” local no-spray heirloom corn and organic Pisagh Brewery spent barley 

 [no mention on website whether or not they use soy]


• Hickory Nut Gap


GMO soy and corn (FB, 2012)




100% grass-fed


• Warren Wilson College

East Asheville Market and bulk sales twice a year

chicken & pork

fed primarily their own grain** but also some conventional soybean meal*


100% grass-fed


pasture-raised but get a “little” of their homegrown corn and barley**


* “an industrial waste product (processed with hexane)” (source)

** WWC grain contains soy and is not certified organic or non-GMO. They use a little starter fertilizer because there are no good local sources of poultry manure (hundreds of tons needed). They do use at least 50 tons of their own compost.

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