Hap Mountain Herbal
Welcome to this hub for information about products and projects connected with our homestead farm on Hap Mountain, in western North Carolina.
Our farm is a long-term effort to find ways that humans can live well while enriching rather than depleting our natural life-support system. We aim to increase the health and biodiversity of our farm and its surrounding woods, while ensuring that both wildlife and domesticated animals live well here. We also support efforts beyond our farm to transition to just and more-sustainable ways of living everywhere.
We still keep chickens, still feed them without soy or GMOs, and sell some of their delicious eggs to the Laurel River Store, located where the Laurel River meets the road from Hot Springs to Marshall, and at Sara Jo's Gas Station in downtown Hot Springs.
We also sell our eggs through Patchwork Alliance's online market, with weekly deliveries in and around Asheville.
In addition to our eggs, we sell a few herbal goods from our farm, currently including dried jiaogulan for your morning tea, a nightly wellness tea blend, our Hardworking Hand Salve, and two herbal lip balms, Plain Good and longtime customer favorite Soft Red. Click here to shop for these goods at Patchwork's online market.
Patchwork Alliance is a GREAT way to support western NC growers and makers of just about everything you need: Buy a box of your choice of goods from local farms, dairies, artisans, beekeepers, herbalists, and more. Boxes are delivered weekly to locations in and around Asheville.
Our Feed Buyers Group enables small farms and homesteads to combine orders for bags of no-GMO livestock feed and supplements, giving us large-order, direct-from-the-mill discounts on feed and shipping. Our discount is typically 1/3 or more off the retail price of comparable feed.
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Hap Mountain Herbal
Feed Buyers Group
We're a group of small farms and homesteads in western North Carolina who combine orders for bags of Sunrise Farms livestock feed and supplements, to qualify for large-order, direct-from-the-mill discounts on feed and shipping. Our discount is typically 1/3 or more off the retail price of comparable feed.
Why Sunrise Farms? They're a family farm in central Virginia that mills high-quality livestock feed both for their own animals and for sale to other farms; they also re-package a wide variety of animal and soil supplements in 50-lb bags that you can order through our group. All of their feed is non-GMO, optionally soy-free, and much of it is milled fresh when we place our order. Sunrise's feeds are NOT certified organic, but for those of us who aren't certified ourselves, their feeds offer some of the benefits of organic at a much lower cost.
Here's how our group works: About a month before orders are due, we email an order form with current prices to our mailing list. (Please send us an email, to tricia @ HapMountainHerbal.com, if you'd like us to email you the current order form.)
Each time you order, you'll need to print out the current order form, mark it up with the items you want, and mail it with a check to "Hap Mountain Herbal" at PO Box 783, Hot Springs, NC 28743. (If you'd rather pay by credit or debit card, or direct transfer from your bank account, please mail or email your order with a note that you'd like to pay by Square, and we'll email you an invoice you can pay online. You'll pay Sunrise's pick-up-at-the-mill prices for 50-lb bags of feed or supplements, plus a per-bag shipping charge: $3.00/bag. Minimum order size is ten 50-lb bags (1/4 ton).
If your farm has an NC state sales tax exemption for farm supplies, please enclose a copy of that with your first order. If your farm is NOT exempt, you'll need to include 7% tax with payment for your order.
About picking up your order: It will be shipped on pallets to the loading dock at the Madison County extension office in Marshall, NC. (We'll email you directions after you've placed your order.) Please come prepared to gather your bags from their shipping pallets and load them onto your vehicle, either on a pallet with the pallet jack and lift gate at the loading dock, or onto a cart you can roll onto the lift gate if a loaded pallet won't fit on your vehicle. Please also check the capacity of your truck or trailer: Can you carry everything you ordered in one load?
Have questions? Want more information? Please send us an email.
Thanks for your interest! We hope our Feed Buyers Group will be helpful to you, too.
2021-22 Feed Order Deadlines
December 3, 2021
January 28, 2022
December 2, 2022
2021-22 Pickup Dates, usually 1-4PM
December 16, 2021
February 10, 2022
December 15, 2022