Blue Ridge Bites

 

The Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina are a magnet for birders and people interested in nature. It’s also a draw for many other folks as well, including people returning to their traditional roots growing produce and making a wide range of inspiring products. We are pleased and honored to be working with many of the growers, artisans and food producers here in Asheville and the surrounding area of Western North Carolina.
We have designed our Ventures Day Trips picnics to sample the ingenuity and imagination of many who live here in the Blue Ridge region. From delicious pickles and home-made breads to fresh organic produce and mouth-watering chocolates, we know that you will enjoy our “Blue Ridge Bites”.


Here you will find listed the websites and contact information for the produce we offer on our Ventures Day Trips.

 

 

Breads:

 

City Bakery

 

City Bakery

 

Chocolates and Cookies:

 

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

 

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

 

Cheese:

 

Looking Glass Creamery

 

Looking Glass Creamery

Potato Chips:

 

Gourmet Chip Company

 

Gourmet Chip Company

 

 

 

Pickles:

 

Green River Picklers

 

Green River Picklers

Jams:

 

Imladris Farms

 

Imladris Farms

 

Nut Butters:

 

Jack’s Nut Butters

 

Jack’s Nut Butters

Mustards:

 

Lusty Monk Mustard

 

Lusty Monk Mustard

 

Hummus:

 

Roots Hummus

Roots Hummus

 

Marmalade and Chutneys:

 

 

Rat’s Famous Preserves
Contact Ventures Office 828.253.4247

 

Crackers:

 

 

Roots & Branches Crackers

 

 

 

 

Fresh Goods, Baked Daily:

 

 

Geraldine's Fresh Baked Goods

 

 

 

We hope to add more local businesses, such as the local growers, to this list as the season progresses, so if you know of any local folks, who may be interested in being part of this program, please let us know.

 

Simon Thompson
Ventures Birding Tours Owner