Harvest Report: Local Organic Produce

 fresh organic local produce

We are excited to have
biologically grown
Blueberries from Brushy Mountain Berry Farm!

Local farmers are
bringing fresh spring crops
to our produce department.
Check out the new arrivals.


Appalachian Grown Local Produce

Look for these fresh, organic fruits & veggies… (while supplies last)

<<Just In>>  Blueberries, Brushy Mountain Berry Farm, Wilkes County

<<Just In>> Broccoli Crowns, Fishel Organics, Ashe County

<<Just In>> Chard, Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County

<<Just In>> Lacinato / Dino Kale, Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County

<<Just In>> Lacinato / Dino Kale, Sunshine Cove Farm, Boone NC

Beet Greens

 <<Just In>> Onion Mix (red, yellow, white) Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County

 <<Just In>> Zucchini New Life Farm, Boone NC

<<Just In>> Striped Zucchini Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County

<<Just In>> Parsley Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County

<<Just In>> Sugar Snap Peas, Westhill Farm, Ashe County

<<Just In>> Shiitake Mushrooms, Riddle Knob Farm, Watauga County

  New Life Farm Carrots

Working with local farmers we are able to offer the freshest,
local organic produce grown!

 ~ Beet Greens Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County

 ~ Hydroponic Lettuce (Bibb, Red Leaf and Romaine) Hanging Gardens Farm

local organic produce

All of our produce is either Certified Organic
or grown using sustainable, organic practices
unless others wise stated.

Never Conventionally Grown

~ German Hardneck Garlic  Sarah Greene (Waiting on new crop)

local organic produce

~ Micro Greens Market Mix, Arugula and Assorted Herbs Sunshine Cove Farm Sunshine Cove Farm Micro Greens


~ Regional Produce  ~

North Carolina Sweet Potatoes



You’ll find Beans, Black Eye Peas & Baking needs in our Bulk Section

Browse through our recipe files!

 Come on by and support the local farmers and your community!

Direct from the farm, local veggies are being delivered almost daily. The farmers we buy from use organic farming methods which preserve farmland and cultivate healthy soils.

Renew Life – Great Gut Health

Ultimate Flora Mixed Berry Fizzy Probiotic Drink

renewlifeCraving a delicious new way to get probiotics? Try Renew Life’s new Probiotics Fizzy Drink Mix, in two great flavors: Raspberry-Lemonade and Mixed Berry.  These single serving drink packets contain 10 billion live cultures, 5 probiotic strains, helps to maintain a health digestive balance and support immune health!

Now only $12.90 for a box of ten!

Skinny Gut:

skinnygutThe Skinny Gut program is designed to balance the bacteria in your digestive track to curb appetite and cravings and it encourages the reduction of sugar intake. Protein and fiber are important part of the Skinny Gut Diet, as you will find in Renew Life’s Skinny Gut Shake 20 grams of plant-based proteins and 10 grams of organic fiber.  And the combination of the whole Skinny Gut line helps to build muscle, support healthy gut bacteria balance, optimize nutrient availability, supports cell nourishment and it’s a vegan formula; with no grains, gluten or dairy.

Only looking for an easy fiber? Skinny Gut has that too with Renew Life’s Skinny Gut Acacia Fiber! This acacia fiber and acacia fruit fiber blends are certified organic, mixes easily and provide 5 grams of soluble fiber per serving. The benefits of Skinny Gut Acacia fiber are that it helps remove digestive toxins, provides prebiotics, promotes health digestive system and curbs appetite and hunger cravings.skinnygut1

Renew Life’s new Skinny Gut nutritional supplements will make is simple, satisfying and great tasting to achieve the weight you want!

Acacia Fiber $15.99
Skinny Gut Packet $3.19
Skinny Gut Tub $27.99

Through the month of July please enjoy 20% off Renew Life Skinny Gut and Fizzy Drinks.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. 

1% on International Plastic Bag Free Day!

July 3rd is International Plastic Bag Free Day and because we’re already plastic bag free, and have been for years, we thought we’d take things a step further and donate 1% of sales from customers who use a reusable bag to an organization that shares our same values for the environment. The organization we have chosen is The Appalachian Voice! Learn more about The Appalachian Voice here…

Our Mission

Appalachian Voices brings people together to protect the land, air and water of central and southern Appalachia. We empower people to defend our region’s rich natural and cultural heritage by providing them with tools and strategies for successful grassroots campaigns. Since the impacts of coal threaten Appalachia more than any other single source of pollution, we are committed to reducing coal’s impact on the region and advancing our vision for a cleaner energy future.

Our Vision

We envision a day when the integrity of the land, air and water of central and southern Appalachia is protected for future generations, and the region is upheld as a national model of a vibrant, just and sustainable economy.

Show your support for the environment and choose to reuse on July 3rd!


Round Up For Blue Ridge Women In Agriculture

For the month of July, Bare Essentials Natural Market will be partnering with the Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture for our Round-Up-For-A-Cause Program. Each time you check out, you will have the opportunity to round up your total a few cents to help fund “an equitable local food system that protects the environment, strengthens the local economy, alleviates hunger and poverty, and improves community health”. Every penny counts!

Follow our Round-Up-For-A-Cause Program on our Events page where you can see past and future partners and the amounts that our customers have helped raise for them.



Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture was started as grassroots project in 2003 by a group of women farmers, gardeners, and agricultural supporters. Our founding mothers were looking for the space and supportive network for sharing resources and information. We obtained our 501 (c) 3 non profit status in 2004 in order to advance our organization’s mission and work to create positive change in our community surrounding sustainable agriculture.


Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) is dedicated to strengthening the High Country’s local food system by supporting women and their families with resources, education, and skills related to sustainable food and agriculture.

We do this by providing opportunities for women farmers to share knowledge, hosting a Farm Tour, providing opportunities for consumers to learn about self-sufficiency and connecting everyone to our local agricultural heritage and landscape.

Current Service Area: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Mitchell, Wilkes,
Watauga, and Yancey Counties in North Carolina
As well as Johnson County, Tennessee

Find out more about the Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture here…