Our Farmers/ Families

Cloister Honey


At Cloister Honey, they're dedicated to preserving the incredible flavor and healthful benefits of natural honey. They attend to the hives, observe the behavior of the bees, follow a time-sensitive harvesting process and carefully transfer the honey from the hive to the bottle. This labor of love is entirely different from what happens with mass-produced, supermarket honey. And we’re certain you will taste the difference. 

Cheese Makers


Est. in 1930 and located at 106 East Main Street in West Jefferson, NC. They make on average 30,000 pounds of cheese per week and are now producing about 20 different varieties. 

Their viewing room is open daily where you can watch the cheese making process at no charge!! You can also sample and purchase the products in the retail shop across the street from the factory. 

Fresh and Delicious Bakery


Located at 458 Harper Avenue across from Sonic! 

This family owned and operated bakery makes Uruguayan pastries, delicious desserts, steak and chicken sandwiches and delicious empanadas. One visit and you'll be hooked just like we are!!

Rippetoe Farms


Rippetoe Farm is a family run farm in Lenoir, NC. The family has lived on and around this property in the Cajah's Mountain / Gamewell area for 5 generations. 

Their focus is on small-scale, sustainable agriculture while providing high-quality food at affordable prices. Currently producing pork, poultry, and eggs with the hope of continuing their growth of offering more products in the future!! 

Contact them today to place a personal order  (828) 896-5618