The Heritage Pork Weekend
The Valle Crucis Heritage Pork Weekend • Special lodging & dining package for January 29, 30, 31 & March 12, 13, 14. Presenting The Heritage Pork Menu at Over Yonder to benefit The Valle Crucis Community Park, and featuring Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork, Troy & Sons Asheville Distilling Company, Mother Earth Brewing & Childress Vineyards. See the menu & lodging packages below.
While two night the lodging packages below are available at highly favorable rates for these weekends, you do not have to be a lodging guest at The Mast Farm Inn to attend these events. Inn guests, local diners, traveling diners, and their guests, are equally welcome. Walk-ins are also welcome. You can also order from the regular seasonal menus at Over Yonder and Simplicity during these weekends.
You will find “The Valle Crucis Winter Weekends” a unique opportunity to participate, and support, this community-focused series of special events. | Reserve Lodging & Dining | Reserve Lodging | Reserve Dining |
The Mast Farm Inn & Over Yonder have designed the Valle Crucis Winter Weekends program to contribute to our Western North Carolina High Country community & non-profit organizations. The series which runs over ten weekends in January, February, and March of 2015 enables us to promote North Carolina classics, foods, spirits, craft beer, and wine, and their local suppliers, while providing us all the opportunity to give back to local non-profit organizations.
For each of the ten winter weekends in the program, five percent of our total income for the weekend (Thursday, Friday & Saturday), at both The Mast Farm Inn and Over Yonder, will be donated to the local non-profit being featured that weekend. We stress that the proceeds will be calculated from the total income at both companies for the weekend, and not just from sales of the featured services, items & products presented here.
The Valle Crucis Winter Weekends Lodging Packages • The lodging packages are priced at our absolute lowest rates, which are the Teacher’s Rates you see at www.themastfarminn.com/teachers-rates The one price rates you see there are for both nights, and not a per night price. They are 2 night packages and available for any two consecutive nights: Thursday & Friday nights, Friday & Saturday nights, or Saturday & Sunday nights.
The Valle Crucis Winter Weekends Dining Packages • Below is the program for The Valle Crucis Heritage Pork Weekend. Each weekend’s featured menu will offer three variations on the North Carolina classic dishes. And we will also be serving the regular seasonal menu at both our restaurants, Over Yonder & Simplicity. This Heritage Pork Weekends menu will feature: Heritage Pork, Pork Belly Skewers, Muscadine BBQ Sauce, Cornmeal Hoe Cakes, Pickled cabbage, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Napa slaw, House pickles, Moonshine BBQ sauce, House cut pork fat chips, Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Mushrooms, bacon, scallions, almond, roasted grain mustard & chard sauce, crispy brussels sprouts & roasted vegetables.
The Heritage Pork Menu
Valle Crucis Park Pork Belly Skewers
Muscadine BBQ sauce, cornmeal hoe cakes, and pickled cabbage | 9
Troy’s Pulled Pork Sandwich Son!
Napa slaw, house pickles, moonshine BBQ sauce, house cut pork fat chips | 12
Mother Earth’s Stuffed Heritage Pork Tenderloin
Mushrooms, bacon, scallions, almonds, roasted grain mustard & chard sauce, crispy Brussels Sprouts & roasted vegetables | 18
Saint Patrick’s Irish Coffee
Richard’s Hot Hot Toddy
Featured High Country Non-Profit
The Valle Crucis Community Park • The Valle Crucis Community Park is an important component of community life for our area. The Park serves residents of Watauga, Avery, and Ashe Counties in North Carolina as well as visitors from other parts of the state and nation. The Park’s twenty-three acres provide an ideal setting for walking, jogging, picnicking, and fishing. Park fields are also used for several sporting events. On our website you will find extensive information on the Park, our Mission & Objectives, and how we serve families and our community. The park is a special place of refuge and recreation for families and children in the valley. The spirit, atmosphere, playground equipment, walking trails, shelters, pavilions and amenities are all of the highest caliber, and the setting pristine and unique. The Park is situated on the banks of the Watauga River, which also provides for toe dipping, bathing and fishing. Above all the park is our village square, where members of the community meet, enjoy each other’s company, enjoy their children, grandchildren, the wildlife and the great outdoors. | Website | FaceBook |
Featured North Carolina Supplier
Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork • The Ivey Family fell in love with the Chester White heritage breed hog 37 years ago with a goal to produce the best pork possible. They have been raising pure-breed heritage hogs in Seven Springs, NC ever since for the exceptional rich and wonderful taste that these hogs produce. The Ivey Family’s proprietary pork has gained adoration in Japan, a nation known for demanding top-quality premium pork. As a result, Heritage Farms is leaps and bounds ahead of most US farms in terms of transparency, flavor, and quality due to the demands set forth by the Japanese market. Heritage Farms Premium Pork now brings to the U.S. market, what once was reserved only for Japanese plates. Just as the best wines from around the world go to countries that appreciate and pay for their quality and superior taste, premium quality pork goes to Japan, a country that has set the standard for buying the highest quality pork. | Website | FaceBook | Twitter| Pinterest |
Featured North Carolina Spirit
Troy & Sons, Asheville Distilling Company • True mountain moonshine is made from corn, and we hunted throughout the WNC mountains for the perfect strain – and found it just a few miles from Asheville. The corn had become virtually extinct everywhere except on the McEntire Farm… believed to be lost from Eastern Tennessee since 1840. Crooked Creek Corn™ is an heirloom open-pollinated white corn that has been grown on the McEntire farm for over one hundred twenty years. Analyzed by researchers at the University of Tennessee, this “lost corn” is an unadulterated, non-genetically modified original American corn, making our moonshine a true American spirit. Each batch of Troy & Sons moonshine is made using Crooked Creek Corn™ and locally milled Southern white corn. | Website | FaceBook | Twitter| Pinterest |
Featured North Carolina Beer
Mother Earth Brewing • Take the goodness of garden-grown products, the warmth of small town life, the earthy ethic of rock ‘n roll, a deep respect for a time-honored craft… and you have the ingredients of Mother Earth Brewing. Born in the summer of 2008, Mother Earth is the dream-child of Stephen Hill and Trent Mooring, two guys from Kinston, North Carolina, a sweet southern town in the heart of the old tobacco belt. The Mother Earth Brewing tap room and beer garden is the place where we enjoy the fruits of our labor, as well as share them with you. As an extension of Mother Earth, the same ribbon of green runs through the tap room as it does through the rest of our brewery. All of the old brick, wood, metal and steel in the room were re-used from the original structure, and the tap room is 100% solar powered by a 3 kilowatt solar array on the roof. Come visit us when you’re in town and enjoy one of our fine hand-crafted brews straight from the tap. | Website | FaceBook Page | FaceBook Group | Twitter | InstaGram |
Featured North Carolina Wine
Childress Vineyards • Richard Childress is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Richard Childress Racing, a 12-time NASCAR championship-winning organization. An independent driver who earned 76 top-10 finishes in 285 races, Childress climbed out of the seat in the 1981 season, handing over the driving duties to the late Dale Earnhardt, Sr. Together, they made NASCAR history, winning 67 races and six Sprint Cup Series championships and established RCR as one of the premier teams in all of motorsports. By opening the doors to Childress Vineyards in 2004, Richard Childress fulfilled a longtime dream that grew from the days when he first began racing in California and visited wineries with friends. What began as camaraderie and good times soon became an engaging passion for world-class wines and then the vision to build a world-class winery. | Website | FaceBook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest | InstaGram |
The Valle Crucis Winter Weekends • Overview
All Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, for all weekends in January, February, March, starting January 15th and running till March 28th, except for February 12, 13 and 14, in 2015. • Presenting 5 Menus over 10 weekends at Over Yonder, to benefit 5 Western North Carolina High Country non-profit organizations, and featuring 20 North Carolina Food, Spirit, Beer & Wine producers and suppliers. | Click Here | Reserve Lodging & Dining | Reserve Lodging | Reserve Dining |
The Chicken & Dumplings Weekend
February 19, 20, 21 & March 19, 20, 21 • Presenting The Chicken & Dumplings Menu at Over Yonder, to benefit Hospitality House, and featuring Joyce Farms, TOPO Organic Spirits, Natty Greene’s Brewing Company & Shelton Vineyards • Featured Foods: Red Farm Chicken, Fried Dumplings stuffed with chicken and sausage, Gumbo with potlikker broth & sassafras, Slow cooked Red Farm chicken and cheddar biscuit dumplings, In creamy root vegetables and Riesling, Chicken Leg Confit, Andouille white beans, collard greens, grit biscuits. | Click Here
The Mountain Trout Weekend
January 22, 23, 24 & March 5, 6, 7 • Presenting The Mountain Trout Weekend Menu at Over Yonder, to benefit Watauga Riverkeeper, and featuring Sunburst Trout Farms, Covington Spirits, Fullsteam Brewery & Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery • Featured Foods: Smoked Trout, Potato cake, Buttermilk crème fraiche, Caviar, Chives, Pan Fried Trout, Napa slaw, sweet potato casserole, smoked onion tartar, Campfire trout, Wood smoked with scallion butter over grits and green beans, Tomato garlic jam. | Click Here
The Pot Pie Weekend
January 15, 16, 17 & February 26, 27, 28 • Presenting The Pot Pie Weekend Weekend Menu at Over Yonder, to benefit F.a.r.m. Café, and featuring New River Organic Growers, Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, & Wine to Water • Featured Foods: Chicken, Lamb, Seasonal Root Vegetable Pot Pie, Horseradish, aged Ashe County Cheddar ,Biscuit topping ,Traditional Chicken Pot Pie,Potato, carrot, herbs, pie crust, Farmer’s Pie ,Lamb, ground lamb sausage, Cabbage, potatoes, stout gravy ,Mashed potato and provolone crust. | Click Here
The Heritage Pork Weekend
January 29, 30, 31 & March 12, 13, 14 • Presenting The Heritage Pork Weekend Menu at Over Yonder, to benefit Valle Crucis Community Park, and featuring Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork, Troy & Sons, Asheville Distilling Company, Mother Earth Brewing & Childress Vineyards • Featured Foods: Heritage Pork, Pork Belly Skewers, Muscadine BBQ Sauce, Cornmeal Hoe Cakes, Pickled cabbage, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Napa slaw, House pickles, Moonshine BBQ sauce, House cut pork fat chips, Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Mushrooms, bacon, scallions, almond, Roasted grain mustard & chard sauce, Crispy brussels sprouts & roasted vegetables. | Click Here
The Meat & Potatoes Weekend
February 5, 6, 7 & March 26, 27, 28 • Presenting The Meat & Potatoes Weekend Menu at Over Yonder, to benefit The Appalachian Theatre, and featuring Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Defiant Whisky, Blue Ridge Distilling, Highland Brewing Company, Biltmore Wines • Featured Foods: Ribeye, Gorgonzola sauce, Crispy shallot, Sweet potato chips, G.B. or pimento cheese gravy, Tongue and Cheek, Bitter greens, Crispy parsnip vinaigrette, Potato chips, Pot Roast, Mash and butterbeans, Red wine braise. | Click Here
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The Mast Farm Inn is an award-winning historic country inn & restaurant in the Valle Crucis Historical District of North Carolina, which has been welcoming guests since the 1800s. The Mast Farm Inn is a Historic Hotels of America hotel, a Select Registry Inn, and is on The National Register of Historic Places.