Farm Events

We are excited to share our new on-site farm event space with you!  Be sure to get on our "Farm Events" email list so you know when tickets go on sale!  (see "Contact Us")



2017 Farm-to-Table         Dinner Series


We invite you to come get to know our community and landscape in the beautiful South Toe Valley - the base of the stunning Black Mountains- tallest on the east coast!


Talented South Toe-area chef, Eric Brown, utilizes the freshest ingredients from Open Ridge and other local farmers to create a casual, family-friendly dinner in a relaxed atmosphere.  As well, enjoy time just to chill and disconnect, play games (kids and grown-ups alike!), and stroll through the garden and budding orchard. 


Each dinner will have two seatings, with time before or after for just relaxing on the farm or exploring area trails, should you choose.



Saturdays: May 27, June 17

(July dinner post-poned)



There will be two seatings, 4:30 PM and 7 PM.  

For the early group, we invite you to hang out afterwards and enjoy the farm.  For the later group, come early!




Each dinner will have a local meat and vegetarian option.  Dinners will include herbal iced tea or water, light appetizers, entree, and dessert.  You are welcome to bring your own beverages in addition- we will provide a place to keep them cool.



$35-40: Full Portion, price varies according to main course choice.

$20-25: Half Portion (available for kids 12 & under)


Tickets will be available for purchase in advance only, from right here on the website.  Be sure to join our "Farm Events" email list to be notified when tickets go on sale.  



*We sincerely appreciate your support of our rural community - farmers, chefs, artists, friends and neighbors involved with the dinner will all benefit.  In addition, we will also donate 10% of proceeds to a local non-profit focused on food insecurity.  See info on the right-hand side about the organization receiving support.



June 17 Tickets

Last day to purchase: June 11


Early Seating: 

Dinner time  4:30-6:30 PM.  

Activities & Relaxing on the farm 6:30-8:30 PM


Late Seating: 

Dinner time 7-9 PM

Activities & Relaxing on the farm

5-7 PM


Child's plate is half portion, available for kids 12 & under

Vegetarian or Whole Trout Option, prices vary.


Options in drop-down menu. 






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Supporting Local Community

10% of proceeds from each dinner to assist a local non-profit who helps food insecure families put food on the table.

Our 2017 recipient:


Dig In! Yancey Community Garden 


"At the Dig In! garden we grow and give away tons (literally) of vegetables each year. Volunteers do the majority of the work with help from two staff.  All crops are grown using sustainable methods.  Community partners help distribute what we grow to those who have difficulty providing enough food for their family.  We believe that working together, everyone eats."  






 Open Ridge Farm

66 AF Simmons Road

Burnsville, NC 28714


Telephone: 828-536-4106