Happy Valley Orchard will have Premium Fig Trees available!!!
Happy Valley Orchard will be a licensed, Registered NC Nursery in April 2020. We specialize in Premium Fig varieties as well as other Specialty Fruit Crops like Persimmons, Paw-Paws, Hardy Kiwi, Elderberry, Caneberries, red wine Grapes, as well as other fruits and Edible Landscaping. We will have fruit trees available for sale at your favorite Asheville & surrounding locations (TBD).
Not many know that there are 5 Fig flavor profiles: Honey, Sugar, Berry, Adriatic, & Bourdeaux. With over 2,000 types of fig cultivars most have only tried a bland Brown Turkey or tiny Celeste. Fig fruits come in all different colors, sizes, and tastes! From huge half pound honey figs, to exotic berry flavors of French & Italians style Bourdeauxs and Sicilian Mt Etna's, Figs are an amazingly healthy food from Biblical times. Lets enjoy this lost sensation & help it grow!
While busy as farmers tending to the Orchard during the day, in the morning we have our sleeves rolled up making rustic hearth style Sourdough breads. Both sweet and savory creations are fermented with Sourdough yeasts for the healthiest, most digestible, and most delicious whole grain breads. We push the envelope with sweet Sourdoughs including Norwegian waffle, cinna-raisin, chocolate cinnamon babke, French toast, and other sweet concoctions. Savory breads are traditional or not like rye, spelt, potato, Country, seeded, etc. Expect sweet breads to be soft and great for breakfast or dessert, while savory breads are used to make our house sandwiches and have a good char from high heat hearth baking. They'll change you!
After the days work, a house brewed Ale or Lager is an excellent way to keep warm by the wood stove. In the next few years, look out for a brick and mortar location to try our Sourdough breads, pizza, and other fermentation creations! Sorry, no bread or beers available to the public yet, except through bonafide friendships and Happy Valley moments. Until then we'll be busy baking, brewing and growing. Cheers to fresh fruit, tasty fermentations, and a Happy Valley!
Fig trees dormant for their Winter slumber. They're showing signs of bud break and an early Spring. Bring on the Breba crop!