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5G Farms

5G Farms is a fifth generation organic farm. The family handcrafts everything: knives, bows, pickled quail eggs, reclaimed jewelry, survival kits, and much more.

Absolute Aquatics

Absolute Aquatics specializes in pond and lake management, biological pond treatments, and solar and windmill pond aeration.

AirHead Products

The Air Head composting toilet has been one of the most compact composting toilets in the world since 2001. This mobile diversion system is simple and odorless!


Alimtox brings to market high-quality products for optimum health, and the company also provides top-notch entertainment and education.

Alpaca Trading Post

Alpaca Trading Post's alpacas leave people spinning. See live alpacas, as well as products for knitting, spinning and felting. Check out fiber art and alpaca clothing. Or ... talk about alpaca farming!

Amazing Pizza Co.

Amazing Pizza Co. cooks up wood-fired pizza.

American Herbalists Guild — Supporting Partner

The American Herbalists Guild (AHG) is a member organization that promotes clinical herbalism as a viable profession. AHG supports access to herbal medicine and advocates for excellence in herbal education.

American Kerry Cattle Society

Kerries are the original grass-fed dairy cow. "The poor man's milk cow" thrives on meager forage. These petite house cows are critically rare.

American Portable Solar

American Portable Solar provides solar systems, solar generators and solar-driven mini split units.

Ann Bee's Naturals

Ann Bee’s Naturals is an eco-friendly company whose goal is to make all-natural products for body and home with wholesome ingredients you can trust.

Appalachian Chic Food Truck

The Appalachian Chic Food Truck serves up Southern-style brandy burgers, chorizo, mac and cheese, corn beef, apple brandy flank steak, mango-braised pork belly tacos, and stuffed pretzels.

Appalachian Hardwood

Appalachian Hardwood sells handcrafted, heirloom puzzles and mica nightlights constructed from renewable, native Appalachian hardwoods (oak, walnut, cherry and maple). The puzzles are finished with nontoxic oil blends and beeswax.

Aquaponics Association

The Aquaponics Association is a not-for-profit that promotes growing fish and plants together, with 90 percent water savings and a small footprint for urban areas and backyards.

Aria Handmade

Aria Handmade sells fashion accessories and apparel made only using natural, recycled, or repurposed materials. They offer jewelry made from nuts and seeds, and bags made using inner tubes from truck tires.


ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville Citizen-Times offers both print and digital subscriptions.

Asheville Commissary

The Asheville Commissary food truck cafe and pub offers food trucks a restaurant setting to sell their food while guests can enjoy local craft beers and wine at our bar.

Asheville GreenWorks

Land of Sky is partnering with Asheville GreenWorks, Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania Counties to provide recycling education with a mobile Recycling Education Vehicle (REV).

Asheville Mushroom Club

The membership of the Asheville Mushroom Club ranges from beginning collectors to professional mycologists, mycophagists (mushroom-eaters) and nature enthusiasts. Anyone interested in mushrooms is encouraged to join and learn.

Ask Asheville

AskAsheville is a boutique website, blog, and community resource that highlights businesses as well as experiences in Asheville and Western North Carolina.

Atomic Solar

Atomic Solar provides its customers renewable energy solutions, such as photovoltaic systems, solar thermal, radiant floors, rainwater harvesting, micro hydro and district heating.

Aunt Bea's Place

Aunt Bea's Place offers woolen goods from their sheep flock, including dryer balls, hand-spun yarn, catnip cat toys, and wool roving for spinning or felting.

AZ Hybrid Light

AZ Hybrid Light offers a solar-powered flashlight that charges cell phones, a solar headlamp, and a solar expandable lantern with cell phone charger.

Bad Dog Tools

For 28 years, in Bristol, Rhode Island, Bad Dog Tools has been making tools that are so good they guarantee them for life. See 'em in action at the FAIR!

Bath Fitter

Bath Fitter offers a stylish, permanent bathtub replacement solution that can be installed in about a day and enjoyed for years. Relax and bathe in beauty.

Bath Planet

Baystate Organic Certifiers

Baystate Organic Certifiers provides U.S. Department of Agriculture Organic Certification throughout the continental United States. At their booth, find information on organic certification for your operation.

BCS America

BCS America offers all-gear-driven, rear-tine tillers that provide professional results and one of the industry's best warranties, and that power other seasonal attachments (including brush mowers, shredder/chippers and snow throwers).

Be-1 Organics

Awaken your soil! Be-1 Pellets are 100 percent naturally organic and are an OMRI-listed 3-6-5 NPK fertilizer and biostimulant, all in one. Their amino acids exponentially increase microbes.

Beanfields Snacks

Meet a better snack: Beanfields Snacks' crunchy, mouthwatering bean-and-rice chips. They are gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO, and they provide 100 percent more protein and 200 percent more fiber than typical tortilla chips.


Beepods offers a complete and sustainable beekeeping system using an innovative beehive design. It's safer and easier to manage, provides an educational and interactive experience, and is better for the bees.


BEEpothecary harnesses the amazing, research-based benefits of bee propolis, honey, beeswax and pollen in dietary supplements and skin care products.

Better Garden Tools

Better Garden Tools' inventory of products includes ratchet pruners, ratchet loppers, pole pruners and folding root saws.

Big Skinny Wallets

Big Skinny may well be the world's thinnest wallet. Made of tough microfiber nylon, it allows you to carry the same contents, but in a wallet that's 30 percent thinner and lighter.

Biltmore Coffee Traders

Biltmore Coffee Traders are an artisan micro roaster and bakery in Asheville, North Carolina. They source and roast sustainable coffees and bake organic and wheat-free pastries with local ingredients.

Blue Ridge Naturally

Natural products certified through the Blue Ridge Naturally program include skin care items, pet care, cleaners, herbs and education through the North Carolina Natural Products Association.

Blue Star Organics

Blue Star Organics' Black Mica Water is a simple, natural, yet revolutionary way to purify, detoxify, and nutritionally fortify your water, body, and soil. Learn more at www.BlueStarOrganics.org.

Book Publishing Company

Book Publishing Company features books on alternative health, cooking, alternative energy and land management. Look for their great discounts.

BoonJon Composting Toilet System

The BoonJon is a urine-diverting, desiccating, indoor toilet. It's part of the BoonJon gardening system, incorporating all-natural methods to safely manage waste.

Brooms and Boxes

Brooms and Boxes offers brooms and walking sticks with hardwood handles. Handmade in the Shaker tradition of simplicity, their durability is reflected in their construction.

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Asheville Vegan Outreach

This no-kill animal shelter's newest campaign is for Asheville Vegan Outreach.

Brushy Mountain Bee Farm — Title Sponsor

Brushy Mountain Bee Farm was established in 1977 and continues to serve thousands of beekeepers across the country with the finest beekeeping supplies in the industry. As a part of the beekeeping community, Brushy Mountain is committed to manufacturing top-quality equipment and providing the best service and support. They are devoted to helping beekeepers succeed. This is the year to become a beekeeper, and Brushy Mountain can help you get started!

Buchi Kombucha

Buchi Kombucha is a community-centered, women-founded and worker-owned business continuing the ancient folk tradition of brewing a living, probiotic-rich beverage.

Bugs Away All-Natural Bug Repellent

Change your outdoor experience! Twin Oaks Farm, family-owned and operated, makes all-natural bug repellents. They’re safe, effective and great for the skin!

Cabela's — Associate Sponsor

Cabela's is a leading specialty retailer, and one of the world's largest direct marketers, of hunting, fishing, camping, and related outdoor merchandise. Since their founding in 1961, Cabela’s has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world. Through their established direct business and their growing number of retail stores, they offer a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products.

Cache Bags

At this booth, find handmade Cache Bags, which are cross-body shoulder bags, as well as one-of-a-kind caps.

Cape Fear

Cape Fear offers Lifestraws, MREs (Meals, Ready-to-Eat), knives, multi-tools and various survival goods.

CapTel Outreach

Ideal for people with hearing loss, CapTel captioned telephones show word-for-word captions of everything a caller says. It's like captions on television, but for your phone.

Carolina Hemp Co.

Carolina Hemp Co. presents Canna Energy, a hemp-based, healthier alternative to other energy drinks. They also feature ecolution hemp clothing and accessories, made from the highest quality hemp available.

Carolina Sustainable Structures

Carolina Sustainable Structures offers a variety of structures ranging from hobby shops to their famous Tiny House on Wheels. They also offer green energy solutions, such as wind generators and solar panels.

Chaffhaye Inc

Made with premium quality, Non-GMO alfalfa, Chaffhaye is fermented to enhance digestibility while providing natural probiotics and digestive enzymes for your animal.


BioChar improves plant productivity by increasing the nutrient, water and microbial resources of your garden. Build soil carbon for generations to come.

Chef Daddy's Food Truck

Local & sustainably sourced gourmet tacos & sliders with homemade curly fries

Chelsea Green Publishing — Supporting Partner

Chelsea Green Publishing is a 30-year-old, employee-owned, Vermont-based publisher of books on the practice and politics of sustainable living: agriculture, food, building, energy, business, environment and politics.

Cherub's Blanket

Cherub's Blanket sells beautiful organic cotton items for baby and home, all made in the United States: soft baby blankets, luxurious bath towels, fine bedding and organic kitchen towels.

Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine

The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine is an Appalachian-based school that hosts both local and online courses on herb cultivation, making medicine, wild foods and community herbalism.


This company features the award-winning CobraHead Weeder and Cultivator, the CobraHead Long Handle, and other excellent gardening products. CobraHead tools make gardening easier. Gardeners love CobraHead!

Coco Peat

Coconut Bliss — Associate Sponsor

Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss is the Evolution of Ice Cream. Crafted with care in Eugene, Oregon, Coconut Bliss is dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, certified organic and Non-GMO Project verified. This divinely creamy coconut milk ice cream blends pure and simple ingredients with exquisite indulgence.

Coconut Organics

Coconut Organics® is home to amazing organic coconut products, including CocoBacon®, delicious coconut chips, CocoSalt™, CocoSuds®, coconut nectar, coconut sugar and more. Visit HelloCoco.com

Colonial Acres Nursery

Colonial Acres Nursery is one of Western North Carolina's most established native and conservation plant nurseries. They also perform stream and land conservation installations, and are the area's exclusive Country Clipper dealer.

Columbus Publishing Lab

Columbus Publishing Lab provides publishing services for small presses and self-publishers, including editing, design and print services, as well as distribution to major markets.

Common Wealth Seed Growers

Common Wealth Seed Growers is a cooperative project of six Virginia seed growers. Their regionally adapted seeds are backed by variety trials and careful selection.

Coop Tender

The automatic chicken coop door from Coop Tender closes your coop door at dusk and opens it at dawn or scheduled times. It's programmable and Wi-Fi enabled!

Cornerstone Morgan Horse Club

The Cornerstone Morgan Horse Club promotes and encourages the continued genetic purity of Foundation/Traditional bred Morgans with no modern outcrosses. They promote all families of Foundation/Traditional-bred Morgans without prejudice nor judgment regarding color, gait or Foundation bloodline, as a celebration of the Foundation/Traditional Morgans' versatility and diversity.

Cousin Mary Jane & Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Co.

Cousin Mary Jane & Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Co. offers everything from hemp foods to hemp fiber fashions, Hempelicious and gluten-free treats, Hempagizer protein powder, hemp-blended protein bars and pancake mixes, organically grown products, plus hemp clothing made in the United States. Find out more at www.LJSeedCo.com.

Critterfence Deer and Garden Fence

Critterfence offers professional, do-it-yourself deer fence, garden fence and animal containment fencing. They provide complete kits, as well as enclosures with tops to exclude birds.

Culligan of WNC

Culligan of WNC are local water experts who specialize in residential and commercial water filtration, drinking water systems, water softeners, bottled water delivery and full plumbing services.

Cutco Cutlery

Cutco, "The World's Finest Cutlery," has been made in America since 1949 and are guaranteed forever. They offer kitchen knives, blocks, gadgets, gift sets, cookware, flatware and sporting knives.


D.O.G.S. serves sausage sandwiches made from alligator, wild boar, crawfish, elk and ostrich. They sell burgers, fries, onion rings, okra, pork rinds, Asian slaw, veggie dogs and bacon dogs. All add-ons are free.

Dadant & Sons

Since 1863, Dadant & Sons has supplied beekeepers with quality equipment. Whether you're backyard beekeeping or looking to start your own cottage industry, Dadant has you covered.

Daraja Imports

Daraja Imports' unique jewelry, baskets, footwear and textile products are fairly traded, handcrafted, and made from sustainable and/or recycled material by rural East and Southern African artisans.

Deep Woods Mushrooms

Deep Woods Mushrooms is a fungiculture and education center. They are dedicated to the sustainable cultivation of edible and medicinal mushrooms, as well as foraging and identifying wild edible mushrooms.

Deltec Homes — Associate Sponsor

Deltec Homes has been the world leader in panelized high-performance homes since 1968. Their homes are best known for their high wind resistance, extreme energy efficiency and high-quality material. Deltec has three lines of homes: Classic Deltecs are completely customizable round homes; the Renew Collection are pre-designed to make achieving net-zero energy easier and feature round, modern and traditional designs; and the Tiny Home & DIY Collection are pre-designed homes ready to go straight to production, saving you time and money.

DesPortes Studio

DesPortes Studio offers handmade pottery for gardeners: weatherproof porcelain garden markers, birdbaths, planters, pot feet, flower frogs, vases, Forsythe pots for propagation, dibbles, and more.

Diamond D Farms

At Diamond D Farms they sell pure honey, make flavored honey sticks, and also create honey candy and soap made with honey.

Diamond Pet Foods — Associate Sponsor

At Diamond Pet Foods, they believe every pet, from purebred show animal to shelter puppy or kitten, is worthy of the best nutrition. They also believe every pet owner deserves a great value. When you buy Diamond, you can be confident you are getting premium nutrition without the premium price.

Dick Stevens Jerky Mix

Dick Stevens is an all-natural jerky trail mix company that blends all-natural jerky, nuts, fruits, and seeds. They are made and manufactured out of Charlotte, North Carolina.


Providing opportunity and education as well as products, doTERRA specializes in vitamins, weight loss, essential oils, and diffusers. They offer a self-care wellness alternative, replacing synthetic drugs with nature’s cures. At their booth, receive a complimentary wellness consultation, and enter a $119 Lotus diffuser drawing.

Dr. Earth

Dr. Earth organic innovations have set the standard for more than 23 years. Healthy and beautiful gardens are simple and easy with great products.

Dyna Wood Products

Dyna Products produces quality firewood processors to help increase your firewood and make your life easier. They produce three models to meet the needs of everyone, from the homeowner to the commercial producer.

Earth & Turf

Earth & Turf has been providing the industry with compost topdressing equipment and compact tractor attachments since 1997. Their motto is “Simple, Well-Built Products.”

Earth Creations

Earth Creations specializes in Southern Made Sustainable clothing.  They use organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo to make their clothing and T-Shirts.  The garments are dyed with clay or low-impact dyes and have a UPF 50+ sun protection rating.  earth creations, real clothes for real people.


At the EasyFit booth, learn about their structural pipe fittings and assorted items made from pipe fittings.

Echoview Fiber Mill & Farm

Pursuing sustainable fiber processing and farming, Echoview Fiber Mill is the first Gold LEED-certified mill of its kind.


EcoJarz produces high-quality mason jar accessories, including stainless steel and silicone drink tops, stainless steel jar bands, reusable straws, fermenter lids, and more.

Elderberry Village Cohousing

Elderberry - a rural adult cohousing community on a path towards sustainable living with emphasis on gardens, trails, nature, art, and community.

Enertech Global

Enertech Global is a leading manufacturer of geothermal heating and cooling systems. Their relentless focus is simply to build the best, most reliable geothermal systems around.


Every single transaction reaps overall good. Help alleviate oppression of women by purchasing fair trade accessories, including home décor and more.

Evergreen Institute — Supporting Partner

The Evergreen Institute offers workshops on residential renewable energy and green building taught by Dan Chiras, who will be staffing the booth and selling books.

Evergreen Oxen and Heritage Breeds

Meet rare breed calves in training as oxen, with hands-on activities for youngsters. Get information on working cattle from Vicki Solomon.

EZ Animal Products

Don’t forget to prepare for milking season now. Customers love the mechanized Ultimate EZ milker and the hand-pump Udderly EZ milker!

EZ Hang Chairs

Purveyors of some of the world's finest hanging chairs and hammocks, EZ Hang Chairs is an American company with roots in Carolina and Tennessee.

Fab Ferments

Established in 2008, Fab Ferments specializes in handcrafted, raw cultured foods using the highest quality ingredients and ancient preservation techniques. They offer krauts, kimchi, beet kvass, and more!

Falling Bark Farm

Falling Bark Farm produces tasty syrups using hickory bark, one of the highest plant sources of magnesium. Coming from a tradition steeped in Native American history, the syrups can be used as gifts, for breakfast, and in cocktails, glazes and grilling.

Farm to Fender

Farm to Fender specializes in sourcing local fresh ingredients. From intimate parties in the backyard to weddings for hundreds, F2F has you covered.

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund — Supporting Partner

The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund defends the rights and freedoms of farmers, homesteaders, producers and consumers to grow, obtain, share, exchange and sell nutrient-dense, local and artisanal foods.

Farmhouse BBQ

Farmhouse BBQ offers smoked grass-fed beef brisket, smoked pasture-raised pulled pork butt, stuffed pasture-raised pulled pork buns, organic corn pudding, "Humita" North Carolina sweet potato topped with pecan streusel, North Carolina collard greens, macaroni and cheese, beet salad, and cheddar rolls.

Faswall / ShelterWorks

ShelterWorks is showing the FASWALL building block, a recycled wood-fiber building block. Learn about Durable Greenbed raised bed garden kits, made from recycled wood fiber.


The Fertrell Company is one of the oldest organic fertilizer manufacturers in the United States, established in 1946. Fertrell manufactures all-natural fertilizers and livestock supplements.

Fields of Gold Farm

Fields of Gold Farm produces gourmet handcrafted premium goat milk gelato! Farm-fresh yummy, the gelato is available in many flavors! The farm's stock of locally produced products also includes nourishing artisan goat milk soaps. Fields of Gold is offering samples and demos at their booth.

Fifth Season Gardening Company

Specializes in organic gardening, hydroponics, homebrew and urban D.I.Y. products, Fifth Season Gardening Company enables customers to grow, brew and make their own. They have six locations in the Carolinas and Virginia, and a new second store in Asheville, North Carolina, on S. Tunnel Road.

Fire Cider — Associate Sponsor

Located in Western Massachusetts, Shire City Herbals has been a family-owned and family-run business since 2011. They began making early versions of Fire Cider in the 1990s to support their own self-care. Through the years, they tinkered with adding potent roots and fruits to the traditional New England base of apple cider vinegar and honey, resulting in a wicked awesome tonic: Fire Cider! It's their testament to the power of food as medicine.

Fluffy Layers — Associate Sponsor

Fluffy Layers creates fun, fashionable products for the urban agriculture enthusiast! Makers of the Egg Collecting Apron, they are inspired by fun, fashionable prints and practical urban agriculture products.

Foothills Compost

Foothills Compost™ and Potting Soil (All-Purpose All-Organic). Our compost improves soil texture, helps retain water, suppresses plant disease, prevents soil erosion and enhances plant growth.

Fox Natural Building Company

Specializing in sustainably harvested natural-edge timbers, slabs and lumber from Appalachian forests. Services include: timber framing, custom building, furniture, counter tops, milling, and horse logging.


Foxgloves offers fabulous gloves for all tasks around the garden and barn. They also sell hand-crocheted, all cotton hats that are comfortable and practical.

Free Tea Bus

French Broad Co-Op — Supporting Partner

The French Broad Co-Op has been the only community-owned grocer in Asheville, North Carolina, since 1975. Their produce is 100 percent organic, and they sell more than 1,000 local items and more than 1,000 bulk products.

Fresh Water Systems

Founded in 1989 and based in nearby Greenville, South Carolina, Fresh Water Systems provides a wide array of water purification systems, parts and accessories. Check out their healthy living showcase at the FAIR!

Frostmore Farm - Maple & More

Frostmore Farm, located in Dunmore, West Virginia, produces 100 percent pure maple syrup and other delicious maple products, such as maple cotton candy, cream, candy, coated nuts, and salad dressing.

Galicenos of Suwannee

Galiceños are small, intelligent, gentle Spanish horses descended from horses brought into Mexico by Hernan Cortes in 1519. Related to the Iberian Garrano horses, they are considered critically endangered.

Garden Haven Products

Garden Haven Products offers cedar-raised garden bed kits, planters and garden products, mason bee kits, monarch habitat supplies, bat houses, carpenter bee trap kits, and CedarCide organic pest products.

Gardener's Workshop Farm

The Gardener's Workshop is an online garden shop and cut-flower farm offering flower and vegetable seeds. They also specialize in gardening and seed-starting supplies, including soil blocking.

Gentle Breeze Farm

Skeeter Skidaddler bills itself as "Nature's Very Best Insect Repellent," and comes in bottles and wet wipes for people, pets and horses. Nature's Poison Ivy Relief, meanwhile, is a wild-crafted herb for all rashes.

Gladheart Farms

Gladheart Farms is a local farm that mixes fresh, natural greens to produce a homegrown "green drink." They also offer synergy bars and granola.

GoSun Stove

A light, fast, easy-to-use and efficient solar cooker, the GoSun Stove is portable and practical. It's part of the worldwide effort to reduce dirty fuels for cooking (such as wood and charcoal).


GrandyOats sells 100 percent organic, non-GMO granola, muesli, trail mix, roasted nuts and hot cereals. They make it all by hand in a net-zero facility in rural Maine.

Green Form

Green Form focuses on solar panels, inverters, racking and roofing. Learn more at their booth.

Green Hare Mud & Bunny Beauty Skin Care

This exhibitor creates 100 percent natural, beautiful, Green Hare Mud pure plant hair color with serious gray coverage. Bunny Beauty edible skin-care products are a new addition to their inventory.

Green Heron Tools

Gardening/farming tools, gear and apparel – including HERShovel™ & HERSpadingfork™, U.S.-made tools scientifically designed for women. Featured in Mother Earth News, Modern Farmer and other publications.

Green Remedy

Kentucky proud hemp company. Specializes in hemp production and Co2 extraction. Extraction of all kinds of botanical compounds.

Green Rich Tea

A small, family-owned business located in Northwoods, Wisconsin, Green Rich Tea creates artisan teas using leaves from socially and environmentally responsible sources.

Green River Picklers

Green River Picklers is a locally sourced, consciously produced, small-batch pickling company dedicated to promoting the tradition of food preservation and sustainable practices.


GripStic seals virtually any bag air-tight and is superior to bag clips and zip-top bags. They keep packaged foods fresh longer and are reusable, and they come in five different sizes.

Guinea Fowl International Association

The Guinea Fowl International Association (GFIA) is a nonprofit organization based in Texas that has been serving the needs of guinea fowl keepers from around the world since 2006.


GutterDome Gutter Guard System is a cutting-edge siphoning technology and innovatively designed rain gutter guard that prevents clogged rain gutters and puts an end to gutter cleaning forever.

Gypsy Queen Cuisine

Gypsy Queen Cuisine's menu features delicious Lebanese and Mediterranean fare: Fattoush Salad, Falafel Wraps, Chicken Shwarma, Lamb or Beef Kafta, Fried Brussels Sprouts, Hummus, Tabouli, Grape Leaves, and Fried Cauliflower.

Gypsy Wind Farms

Gypsy Wind Farms is located in Blair, SC, raising Barbados Blackbelly Sheep, Mangalitsa Pigs and heritage breed poultry for Breeding Stock and natural, wholesome meat.

H2O at Home

H2O at Home offers cleaning products for the home.

Hair Neccesssaries

Hair Neccesssaries provides fabulous hair clips and more for healthy, happy hair.

Halo Dips

Halo Dips mixes are all-natural spice mixes used to make dips. The packages contain no salt or sugar.

Hand and Paw Studio

Hand and Paw Studio brings to market natural and eco-friendly products handcrafted for ensured quality: leashes, collars, toys, soaps, and treats, all made with your pet’s health and well-being in mind.

Hangapot - The Hidden Hanger

The Hangapot is a hidden flower pot hanger, an ingenious device that allows you to hang your pots on any surface. At the exhibitor's booth, learn about flower poles and worm tea bags, as well.

Heal Local Dawn Combs

A family homestead crafting products supporting your ability to be self-sufficient in daily health. Nationally known for delicious healing honeys, herbal teas, salves and bitters.

Healing Stone Creations

Healing Stone Creations has been carefully handcrafting unique, beautiful magnetic therapy jewelry for 18 years! Magnetic therapy is a popular pain care alternative.

Healthmate International, LLC

Healthmate International sells pain relief massagers, intended to help people with their tiredness and muscle injury through pulse stimulation.

Healthy Harvest

Healthy Harvest offers single varietal and single estate organic olives and olive oil. Their olives are cold-brined only, retaining their probiotics. Their olive oil is extra virgin, first cold press.

Herb Angel

Herb Angel provides seasonally inspired, high-quality, small-batch herbal products to nourish body and soul, as well as an eclectic array of interesting plants.


Herbiary sells only the finest herbs, teas, tinctures, flower essences, essential oils, and natural health and body care products. They are located in Asheville, North Carolina, and Philadelphia.

Hidden Happiness Bee Farm

Hidden Happiness Bee Farm is proud to introduce a new product from their woodworking shop, to help make bottling honey much easier: the Happy Honey Helper.

High Mowing Seeds

High Mowing Seeds is an independent, farm-based seed company that's dedicated to sustainable agriculture and providing farmers and gardeners with 100 percent certified organic, Non-GMO Project-verified seeds.

Hightech Hydroponics

Lettuce, herbs and strawberries grow well in aeroponic grow trees designed to maximize production in a small space. Hightech Hydroponics offers several units.

Hinesite Farm

Meet Lark the Milking Devon and calves in training. Hinesite Farm focuses on triple-purpose heritage cattle: oxen, beef and milk. These animals are versatile and produce on low inputs.

HobbyKnob Farm

HobbyKnob Farm raises livestock suitable for the small homestead farm: Jacob sheep, Nigerian dwarf and mini dairy goats, free-roaming hens, and llamas.

Hoegger Supply Company — Contributing Sponsor

Hoegger Supply Company is excited to be once again joining in the fun at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. You can also find them online at www.HoeggerFarmyard.com, their online resource for goat owners, cheesemakers and soap-makers, and the place to purchase all things goat. In conjunction with their Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/hoeggersupply), their online community is thriving as a place to ask questions, find answers and share the joy of your farmyard.

Homestead Iron

Homestead Iron makes heirloom-quality, hand-forged garden tools, as well as long-handled tools and fine iron work. Made from American-made materials, their products come with a lifetime guarantee.

Honey Dew Naturals

Honey Dew Naturals sells personal care products handmade with food-grade, organic ingredients (including everything from deodorant and toothpaste to beeswax candles and more). They are effective and 100 percent healthy.

Honey Sweetie Acres

Artisan goat milk soap and holistic essential oil skin-care products await you at Honey Sweetie Acres' booth, where you can also attend a demo (and pet their baby goats!).

Hooked Productions - Live the Life You Love

Live the Life you Love Clothing features inspired apparel for passionate living. They offer men and women's organic cotton and bamboo fashion, made responsibly in the United States.

Hop Ice Cream Cafe

Hop Ice Cream Cafe scoops up homemade ice cream and homemade vegan ice cream. Treat yourself to an organic lemonade Hopsicle.

Hoss Tools

Hoss Tools designs and manufactures high-quality, American-made gardening tools for the backyard gardener and market farmer. Their wheel hoes and garden seeders are second to none.

Hudson Valley Seed Library

Hudson Valley Seed Library celebrates the diversity of seeds through their artist-designed vegetable, herb, and flower seed packs and original artwork.

Ingles Markets — Title Sponsor

With more than 200 stores in six states, Ingles Markets has been a part of the Western North Carolina community for more than 50 years. (They were founded in 1963 in Asheville, North Carolina.) Ingles supports numerous local farmers, ranchers and vendors by offering local milk (via Laura Lynn milk), produce, meats, trout, sausage, hummus, breads, beer, ciders, herbs, condiments and packaged products, as well as USDA-certified organic, Harvest Farm organic and natural products. Meet some of their local farmers and vendors at their booth throughout the weekend.

Inner Key Healthcare

Stop by and step up for a complimentary bio-terrain report using technology that provides you with a detailed picture of your current state of health!

Inner Traditions / Bear & Co.

This exhibitor publishes books for mind, body and spirit, including holistic health, self-transformation, traditional wisdom and the spiritual foundations of sustainable living.


Jahmu is a turmeric ginger chai tea inspired by Indonesian elixirs and ancient Ayurvedic recipes. Their organic tea is crafted to reduce inflammation, improve digestion and increase happiness!

Jeep's Forge, Blacksmith/Tinsmith

At the Jeep's Forge booth, see demonstrations of the art of blacksmithing and shop a variety of handmade blacksmith, tinsmith and wooden items. Jeep's Forge offers custom orders and classes at his shop.

Jeff the Sheet & Pillow Guy

This exhibitor specializes in 1800 thread-count, organic, hypoallergenic, environmentally friendly, Egyptian deep pocket (23-inch) bedsheets in 24 colors and all sizes. At this booth, you can also learn about organic, stay cool, washable, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly bamboo pillows.

John C. Campbell Folk School — Contributing Sponsor

At John C. Campbell Folk School, they still make things. Adults come from all over to learn how to make things in more than 50 subject areas, from blacksmithing, woodworking, and fiber arts to cooking, gardening, music, and storytelling. Students stay in comfortable housing and enjoy wholesome meals. The noncompetitive learning environment makes for a unique experience. Enjoy making crafts and good friends on 300 natural, scenic acres in western North Carolina.

Johnny's Selected Seeds

Johnny's contributes to the success of growers by providing the highest-quality seeds of the best varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs.

Josephine Porter Institute

At the Josephine Porter Institute booth, find biodynamic preparations, Pfeiffer products, books and educational materials for healing the Earth through the practice of biodynamic gardening and farming.


The JULPAK is an original handcrafted pouch that unfolds flat with a plurality of pockets. It can be worn in more than six ways.

Jung Seed — Contributing Sponsor

J.W. Jung Seed Co., online at www.JungSeed.com, is one of the largest horticultural direct-mail businesses in the United States. They have been selling and shipping quality horticultural products to homes since 1907, and they are still owned and operated by J.W. Jung’s family 108 years later. Their selection of seeds, plants, bulbs and gardening equipment is second to none, and they pride themselves on finding quality merchandise to offer to their customers.

Just Herbs Organics

Just Herbs Organics brings to market a variety of herbal supplements, including testosterone boosters for men, and hormone and energy blends for women. They offer blends for organ detox, pain, colds, immunity, the heart and stomach, in 1,000-milligram capsules.

Kasco Marine

Kasco Marine provides energy-efficient fountains, aerators, circulators, de-icers, surface and diffused aeration, beneficial bacteria and dye to a variety of aquatic applications.

King Arthur Flour — Associate Sponsor

King Arthur Flour is one of America's oldest flour companies and a premier baking resource, offering ingredients and inspiration to bakers everywhere since 1790. The company's high-quality flour is available in supermarkets nationwide. More than 3,500 tested and trusted baking tools, ingredients, and recipes are available online at www.KingArthurFlour.com. Headquartered in Norwich, Vermont, King Arthur Flour became 100% employee-owned in 2004, a founding B (Beneficial) Corporation in 2007, and sponsor of 1% for the Planet in 2014.

King Bio — Contributing Sponsor

King Bio is a homeopathic pharmaceutical company located in Asheville, North Carolina, that has developed and distributed safe, natural medicines for 26 years. King Bio's founder and president, Dr. Frank King, is a fourth-generation American farmer, as well as a doctor of chiropractic and naturopathy. He has dedicated his life to creating effective, natural therapies that empower the whole person. His book, The Healing Revolution, offers a multidimensional lifestyle approach, empowering everyone with DIY health techniques that help them discover their amazing life potential.

Kitchen Craft

Kitchen/Lustre Craft cookware provides a healthy and energy-efficient way to prepare nutritious meals that retain the greatest possible amount of vitamins and minerals.

Klingspor's Woodworking Shop

Klingspor's Woodworking Shop is a full-line, national distributor of woodworking tools and accessories for the woodworker, home do-it-yourselfer and hobbyist. They have four stores in North Carolina (including in Fletcher).

Kohler Farms

Kohler Farms, a Shire horse breeder, has been breeding, training, and selling quality shire horses since 2001. They are passionate about shires. They can be contacted via Facebook.

KSCanuck - Best Hummingbird Feeder Ever

Made entirely in America, this hummingbird feeder is rain-proof and safe for dishwashers, and it doesn't attract bees, wasps, or ants. It comes with a lifetime guarantee.

KSCanuck - Ceramic Garlic Grater

This beautiful and practical ceramic garlic grater work on garlic, hard cheeses, chocolate, nutmeg, ginger, citrus peel, apples, carrots, and so much more. It's easy to clean, too!

LaCroix Sparkling Water — Associate Sponsor

LaCroix serves as a healthy (and naturally delicious) alternative to sweetened beverages. An American favorite for more than 30 years, LaCroix Sparkling Water is among the leading domestic sparkling water brands nationwide. Flavored with natural fruit essence, it's 100 percent all natural and free of calories, sweeteners and sodium. LaCroix is sold across the United States at national chains in multiple channels, including natural and mainstream supermarkets and specialty food stores, and it is a National Beverage brand.

Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition — Supporting Partner

The Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition was designated in July 2012 by the U.S. Department of Energy as the 85th designated Clean Cities Coalition in the nation. The Clean Cities Program and the Clean Vehicles Coalition promote the use of alternative-fueled, advanced technology vehicles and other measures that reduce petroleum use and lower emissions.

Laurel of Asheville/Plough to Pantry — Supporting Partner

Plough to Pantry is a quarterly magazine covering agriculture, foodways, and land conservation in Western North Carolina, East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and the South Carolina foothills.

LeafFilter Gutter Protection

LeafFilter offers gutter protection perfection. Call 1-800-290-6106 for a free estimate.

Leicester Longwool Sheep Breeders Association

The Leicester Longwool Sheep Breeders Association is a nonprofit that was founded to improve and enhance the breed of Leicester Longwool sheep and to promote the interests of breeders.

LeValley Outdoors LLC

LeValley Outdoors LLC offers an assortment of outdoor equipment, tools, and axes.

Life of Energy Retreats

Life Of Energy Retreats is a series of Body, Mind, Spirit retreats providing alternative health methods to experience yoga, reflexology, visualization, spiritual connection, & more, plus outdoor activities to energize your spirit.

Lifetime Cookware — Associate Sponsor

Lifetime Cookware is manufactured with pride in the United States. Constructed of high-quality stainless steel and an exclusive 12-Layer Solar Cap, Lifetime Cookware is designed to provide maximum cooking performance that will make a difference in the way you prepare healthy, delicious meals ... for you and your family.

Lightbeings Living

Lightbeings produces handcrafted aromatherapy candles and roll-ons using 100 percent pure essential oils that have been blended to promote a natural way of living.

Little Me Tea

Little Me Tea is tea + fruits + veggies. Organic, non-GMO and caffeine-free, Little Me Tea is super low in sugar. Parents love the nutrition. Children love the great taste.

Live Art Wood Design

Live Art Wood Design supplies wood products for your home, such as cutting boards, coffee tables, toilet paper dispensers, and much more. Every item is inspired by Mother Earth.

Living Web Farms

Living Web Farms are educational farms where hands-on learning comes to life with organic gardening and farm workshops. Videos of everything are online at the Living Web Farms website.

Loaded Goat Homestead

Loaded Goat Homestead specializes in personal care products, using only ethically sourced ingredients. They aspire to help clean the planet's inhabitants, without making the planet dirty.

LOTUS Urban Farm

We display a large variety of farm and garden supplies, especially hydroponics and organic gardening supplies.

Love at First Sit

Love at First Sit provides portable ergonomic back support systems that are fair trade made and are available in an organic hemp and cotton version. Ten percent of profits support social, cultural, educational and environmental causes.

Love the Chef, Inc.

Love the Chef deals in spices and plants that heal the body, turmeric products, powder, masks, and body applications. Beet Powder is their latest product to market.

MacDaddy's Organic Lemonade

MacDaddy's Organic Lemonade is fresh-squeezed organic lemonade.

Margaret Taylor Jewelry

A family-owned and family-operated company, Margaret Taylor Jewelry designs and creates sterling silver and stainless steel rings using Swarovski crystals and AAA cubic zirconia. All rings come with a lifetime warranty card against tarnishing and stone loss. This exhibitor also has a large inventory of sterling silver one-piece symbol necklaces.

Massaging Insoles

Take a natural approach to foot, leg, and back pain relief with Massaging Insoles. These therapeutic massaging insoles are Pedorthic Footcare Association approved.

Max PR 35

Max PR 35 is an all-natural pain relief spray that contains eucalyptus, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, aloe vera and vitamin E. It works fast and last for hours. Try it free at the exhibitor's booth.

Meade Tractor

Meade Tractor's inventory includes John Deere Gator 4x4s; lawn mowers; and 3, 4 and 5 Series tractors.

MG 12, LP

MG 12 offers Dead Sea products for better living: magnesium oil, magne sport oil, deodorant, body dalm, magnesium soap, magnesium shampoo and magnesium bath salts.

MI Greenhouse

This exhibitor offers a one-piece fiberglass greenhouse in three sizes that are perfect for every level of gardener. They sell greenhouses with solar venting, misting systems, and 10-year warranties.

Millner-Haufen Tool Co.

Millner-Haufen Tool Co. manufactures and distributes tools for many applications: multi-material drill bits, metal cutting and grinding equipment, and more. Visit their live demonstrations.

Milo's Tea Company

Milo’s Refrigerated Ready-to-Drink beverages are fresh, natural and contain no preservatives, additives, colors or acids. Taste the Milo’s Difference.

Mimi's Mountain Mixes

Mimi's Mountain Mixes makes healthy home cooking super simple! Just add your favorite brew and bake breads, cookies, cake, and soft pretzels. The mixes contain no genetically modified organisms (GMOs), no bleached flours, and no aluminum.

Minuteman Provision Company

Minuteman Provision Company manufactures the Minuteman Rocket Stove, a self-contained, rocket-style cooking stove that's safe to burn on a tabletop.

Misty Morning Farm

Misty Morning Farm is a natural grazing-based farm that raises miniature and small standard Once a Day Jersey Milk cows with A2 genetics.

Mobile Global Bistro

Mobile Global Bistro cooks up fresh Mex, Mediterranean, Asian, pub grub and tapas.

Mobu Herbals

MOBU Herbals- 100% Natural and Safe Medicinal Dermal Infusions to Help with a HUGE Variety of Health Concerns for the Whole Family including PETS!

Momma T's Soap Co.

Sushi chef kit -super silicone lids krazy gears

Moss Mountain Hammocks

Moss Mountain furnishes folks with handwoven Mayan hammocks, hammock chairs, parachute hammocks, handmade leather hats, straw hats and air chairs.

Mountain Momma Organics

Mountain Momma Organics is a small family farm that handcrafts nutritious foods using certified organic ingredients, including vegan, gluten-free and low-sodium options for special dietary needs.

Mountain Rose Herbs — Title Sponsor

Mountain Rose Herbs is one of the nation’s largest bulk suppliers of organic herbs, spices, teas, essential oils and botanical goods for the home apothecary. Since 1987, Mountain Rose Herbs has been known for an uncompromising commitment to organic agriculture, sustainable business practices and high-quality herbal products.

Mountain Well-Being

Mountain Well-Being is a local company producing the finest colloidal solutions of silver, gold and copper. Significantly improve health using nature’s precious minerals, manufactured properly using state-of-the-art technology. Mountain Well-Being products are 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed!

Mushroom Mountain

Mushroom Mountain specializes in mushroom spawn, cultivation supplies, fruiting kits, medicinal products, mycoremediation and research in the Southeast. Meet author Tradd Cotter at their booth!

My Pillow

My Pillow is the official pillow of the National Sleep Foundation. Guaranteed not to go flat, the pillow is washable and dryable, and it comes with a 10-year warranty.

Naku Books: Tales of Independent Women

Independent women are featured in the two books sold by this small author-owned business. West Virginia’s mountains and Alaska’s North Slope provide the settings.

NAT Structured Water Units

Natural Action Technology Structured Water Units transform your water into being healthy, vibrant and energized. Be hydrated and healthy, extend growing seasons, and have healthier livestock.

National Young Farmers Coalition — Supporting Partner

The National Young Farmers Coalition is a grassroots coalition of young farmers, ranchers, and consumers fighting for the future of farming.

Natural Options Aromatherapy

Natural Options Aromatherapy offers essential oils, creams, bath salts, roll-ons, shower gels and mists, as well as aromatherapy diffusers.

Nature's Head

The Nature's Head Composting Toilet offers the latest design and a great value. It's a reliable choice for self-contained, urine-separating dry toilets.

NC Green Building Council

Western North Carolina Green Building Council is a nonprofit with information and education on environmentally sustainable and health conscience building practices and programs.

Neighborhood Naturals

Sushi making kit, sushi chef knife.

NESCO — Contributing Sponsor

The Metal Ware Corporation celebrated its 95th anniversary as a privately held company in 2015. The same family has owned Metal Ware since the beginning. Their signature brands are Nesco, American Harvest, Open Country and Spa Pro. Their heritage is inventing the electric roaster oven, but today the largest segment of their business is home food dehydration. They are the market share leaders in North America, with one of the largest lineups of dehydrators and accessories in the industry. At their booth, pick up some new ideas on how to use your dehydrator.

New Country Organics

New Country Organics is reclaiming the food chain one egg at a time. They manufacture certified organic, soy-free feeds and kelp-based mineral mixes.

New Society Publishers — Supporting Partner

New Society Publishers' mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact on the environment, in a manner that models this vision.

New World Textiles

New World Textiles sells Indian book charkhas, organic and Dye-Lishus cotton fiber, yarn and fabric, kits with cotton and natural dyes or bleeding tissue paper, dyeplant seeds, hand-spun and handwoven scarves and fabrics, and silk scarves dyed with natural dyes.

Norm's Farms

Norm’s Farms features the American Elderberry in every product they make. Pick up free samples of elderberry supplements and treats, and boost your immune system!

North Carolina State University: Organics and Herbs — Supporting Partner

North Carolina State University provides research and education on organic and biodynamic agriculture, as well as on the commercial production of vegetables, hops, medicinal herbs, truffles, stevia and other specialty crops for Western North Carolina.

North Star Tactical and General Store LLC

North Star sells prepper, survival, surplus, EMS and police gear. Their inventory includes packs, vests, knives, MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), fire starters, magazines, grills, saws, snares, filters, lights, and more!

Northern Sun

For more than 35 years, Northern Sun has provided environmental and social messages on T-shirts, bumper stickers, buttons, and more.

Northern Tool & Equipment

Northern Tool & Equipment offers a wide selection of products, from consumer goods to industrial and construction equipment, to do-it-yourselfers, contractors and professional shops.

Norwood Sawmills USA

Norwood has been manufacturing top-quality sawmills for more than 20 years. Every sawmill, made in the United States and Canada with cutting-edge fabrication technologies, is built rugged for years of accurate, reliable, profitable, worry-free milling. They offer manual and hydraulic portable sawmills.

Nutrition Master Foods

Nutrition Master Foods' products represent the dawn of a new era in eating: Breakfast Tubes, Lunch Tubes, Dinner Tubes and Food Shots. They're vegan, raw and gluten-free, and contain no GMOs, chemicals, food fillers, antibiotics, preservatives, hormones or added refined sugar.

NYR Organic

NYR Organic offers organic skin-care, cosmetics, wellness and aromatherapy products, handcrafted using sustainably harvested and fairly traded ingredients.

Offuttus - Thrive Life Consultant

THRIVE Freeze Dried Food. Prepare gourmet meals without washing, slicing or prepping, no GMO, MSG or waste. Certified Gluten Free with 25 years shelf life.

Old Whaling co

At the Old Whaling Company booth, learn about their body care products.

Organic Growers School — Supporting Partner

Organic Growers School is a premier provider of practical organic education in the Southern Appalachians. They are building a mutually supportive network of prosperous farmers, productive gardeners, and informed consumers engaged in creating healthy communities.

Pallet Farms

Pallet Farms proudly offers homemade artisanal goat milk skin care products made with essential oils and all-natural ingredients. Your skin will love them!

Paradise Home Improvement

Paradise Home Improvement sells and installs windows, siding, gutters, insulation and bath upgrades. They install in all of Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina.

Peterson Portable Sawmills

Peterson Portable Sawmills are leaders in swing-blade technology and manufacture quality products to suit many applications, from part-time sawmilling and slabbing, to commercial production.

Plant Based Services

Plant Based Services is a Wisconsin-based, community resource committed to sharing earth-centered services and products that include handmade brooms, beekeeping, fruit tree grafting and orchard maintenance.

PopCulture, Inc.

PopCulture provides all-natural fresh fruit pops, free of any artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

Poplar Hill Alpacas and Studio

Poplar Hill Alpacas sells the finest handmades featuring alpaca: luxury felted soaps, yarns, socks, dryer balls, manure tea, bird nesting balls, roving, fleeces, and more!

Premier 1 Supplies — Contributing Sponsor

For almost 35 years, Premier 1 has been providing electric fence and netting; sheep, goat and poultry supplies; as well as expert advice! At their booth, folks can speak with their consultants and pick up informational poultry, equipment and fencing catalogs.

Purina Animal Nutrition — Contributing Sponsor

Purina Animal Nutrition serves producers and animal owners through 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other retailers throughout the United States. Species served include both large animals (dairy, cattle, horses and swine) and companion animals. Headquartered in Shoreview, Minnesota, Purina Animal Nutrition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O’Lakes.

Purium Health Products

Consumers eat Purium concentrated super foods for more energy, to sleep better and to feel better. These pure super foods contain no artificial anything and are non-GMO. Purium's nutrition products can help folks lose or control weight.

Quarto Publishing Group USA

Quarto Publishing Group represents a dynamic group of imprints dedicated to providing quality and excellence to its readers.

Raindrop Ridge Farm

Raindrop Ridge Farm is a small Certified Naturally Grown herb nursery. They specialize in culinary, flowering and medicinal herb bedding plants.

Ram Head

Raw You-niverse

Raw You-niverse serves up organic fruit and green smoothies.


Starting with its patented thermosiphon system for producing hot water, heat, and cooler temperatures using only energy from the sun, Rayviance provides efficient, reliable, cutting-edge energy that you can install yourself.

Real Time Pain Relief

Real Time Pain Relief brings America all-natural, pleasant-smelling, effective rub-on pain relief. Their ingredient-based therapy works in minutes.

Red Bud Farm

All worm castings are not the same. Red Bud Farm's worm castings are OMRI-listed. They make everything grow amazingly.

Reedy Fork Organic Farm

Reedy Fork Organic Farm, in Elon, North Carolina, is a certified organic dairy and feed farm. Register to win organic layer feed at their booth.

Reems Creek Nursery Inc.

Reems Creek Nursery offers sustainably raised veggie plants, organic gardening supplies, soil amendments, seeds, herbs, annuals, perennials, fruits and edibles, natives, shrubs, and trees. They are located 10 minutes north of downtown Asheville.

Renewable Energy Southeast

Renewable Energy Southeast designs and installs solar hot water and space heating systems that create long-term, affordable, and sustainable value for home and business owners.

Revolutionary Medicine

With 25 years of experience with chronic illnesses, Revolutionary Medicine is an expert in homeopathy. Receive a free 15-minute inquiry into your specific health concerns.

River Hill Ranch

River Hill Ranch provides natural, high-performance, and sustainable clothing, meat, and other by-products from a herd of 80 alpacas.

River Hills Harvest

River Hills Harvest develops, produces and distributes elderberry products for both the retail and wholesale markets in order to provide easier market access for its increasing number of grower members.

River Oaks Cattle Co.

Watusi are the ancient sacred cattle of the Tutsi tribes of central Africa. Their ancestry can be traced back more than 6,000 years. These majestic animals are famous for being the world's largest horned cattle.

Riverwood Treenware

Riverwood Trading Co. produces handmade wooden treenware, including spoons, ladles, coffee scoops, spatulas, spreaders, muddlers, and more. They are demonstrating wood carving at their booth.

Rock Bridge Trees

Rock Bridge Trees grows container-grown trees, flowering trees for bees, grafted pecan trees, and native fruit trees. Useful trees for the home and farm.

School of Natural Healing

The School of Natural Healing is a premier herbal school in America, founded in 1953 by Dr. John R. Christopher to teach people to heal themselves and their families naturally.

Seed Savers Exchange — Supporting Partner

Seed Savers Exchange is a nonprofit, member-supported organization that saves and shares the heirloom seeds of our garden heritage, forming a living legacy that can be passed down through generations.

Selina Naturally

Selina Naturally, home of the Celtic Sea Salt brand, offers a wide range of resources for optimal well-being and that support a healthy lifestyle.

Seneca Treehouse Project

Share International

Information about the World Teacher’s message of sharing the world’s resources as the solution to the problems of our time – climate change, hunger and poverty.

Sharondale Mushroom Farm

Sharondale Mushroom Farm provides the highest-quality mushrooms, spawn, tools and materials for mushroom cultivation. They offer cultivation workshops for hobby growers and small farms.

Sheets for You

Shenandoah Homestead Supply

Specializing in dairy supplies and non-electric appliances such as butter churns, grinders, strainers, pails and totes. Also offering gluten-free einkorn grain, kitchen mills.

Sherwood's Fabulous Fudge

Sherwood's Fabulous Fudge's handcrafted artisan fudge takes folks back to a simpler time. These delightful homemade chocolate treasures are made with love and the finest ingredients.

Silvan Song Tree Essences

Silvan Song Tree Essences offers vital support to smooth and strengthen your path, deepen your intuition and clarify your goals and dreams.

Smart Tools

The Smart Log Splitter and Smart Holder are easy, safe, ergonomic, economical, environmental and inexpensive.

Soap Alchemy

Soap Alchemy produces all-natural, handcrafted soap with natural plant oils rich in glycerin.

SOLO Southeast

SOLO Southeast prepares students to effectively address outdoor emergencies. They use nationally recognized certifications, including Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Wilderness First Responder (WFR), and Wilderness EMT (WEMT).

Souffully Salvaged

Soulfully Salvaged Paper Arts crafts one-of-a-kind jewelry made from hand-rolled recycled magazines turned into beautiful beads (then uniquely mixed with gemstones).

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange — Supporting Partner

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange offers more than 700 heirloom, organic and open-pollinated vegetable, herb and flower varieties, plus garlic, perennial onions and seed saving supplies. Their mission is to ensure that people retain control of their food supply and conserve genetic resources, and they offer gardeners the option of saving their own seeds.

Southland Organics

Increase your yield. Whether it's for the veggies in your garden or the eggs from your hens, Southland Organics has got a product for you!

Sow True Seed

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Sow True Seed specializes in open-pollinated, non-hybrid and GMO-free vegetable, herb, flower and cover crop seed, as well as seasonal planting items.

Spiral Dyes

Spiral Dyes is a one-man, home-based tie-dye clothing business, with a bountiful feast of colors and unique designs.

St. Lynn's Press — Supporting Partner

St. Lynn's Press is an independent publisher that specializes in organic gardening and eco-green topics, and that uses recycled paper and soy-based inks.

Star Seed — Contributing Sponsor

Star Seed is an independent supplier of several national brand-name seed varieties. Their Sudden Service simply means that most of the products are usually available on a rush-order basis if conditions require quick delivery. Customers everywhere can attest to Star Seed's reputation and integrity in providing high standards of quality in the product lines the company has produced and distributed for decades. Flexibility, promptness and quality seed products delivered to their customers: These are daily goals they take personally at Star Seed.

Stegall Pottery

Stegall Pottery offers MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR souvenir mugs, grandparent mugs, travel mugs, sayings jars, rectangular bowls and serving pieces, as well as functional and decorative pottery. They are presenting demonstrations throughout the day.

Stitch N Hitch

Stitch N Hitch offers Biothane and nylon horse harnesses, parts and videos.

Storey Publishing — Supporting Partner

Storey Publishing helps readers enjoy simpler, more satisfying lives through an array of how-to books on do-it-yourself topics including gardening, cooking, well-being, crafts, farming, sustainable living, animal care, building, and home improvement.

Sugar Hollow Solar

Sugar Hollow Solar specializes in solar electronic, solar hot water, radiant heating, energy-efficiency design and installation services.

Sun-Mar Corporation

Sun-Mar offers composting toilets. The company has been recognized as an industry leader and has solidified its leadership position with certification though the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF).

SunCatcher Passive Solar Greenhouses

SunCatcher Passive Solar Greenhouses are energy-efficient, off-grid structures that allow year-round growing in cold climates. Educational information, consulting and blueprints are available at www.SunCatcherGreenhouse.com.

Super Sod

Super Sod's Doc’s Raised Garden Kits include certified organic compost (made with recycled grass from sod production), and their Drivable Grass creates the healthiest grassy parking lots.


Sustainabillies offers blacksmithed and welded metal goods for the home and garden: hand tools, hand-forged knives, trellises, garden supports, housewares, art and outdoor living implements.

Sweet Betsy Farm

Sweet Betsy Farm is a small, family-owned farm selling varietal honeys. They manage their honey bees, chickens and landscaping without medications, chemicals or pesticides.

Sweet Valley Suris

Sweet Valley Suris, a successful alpaca farm in Annville, Pennsylvania, shares their alpacas and alpaca products. Learn about this wonderful lifestyle.

Taproot Magazine — Contributing Sponsor

Taproot is a magazine for makers, doers, and dreamers. Covering topics of food, farm, family, and craft, this quarterly, ad-free, independently published magazine is committed to seeking out the stories that connect us all.

Taproot Threads

Taproot Threads is a sustainable apparel company offering original nature, farm and garden designs for adults and children, printed on clothing from ethical manufacturers.

Tar River Trading Post

Tar River Trading Post features homesteading, agricultural, tactical, safety and prepper supplies. They cater to those seeking a more sustainable, secure and self-sufficient lifestyle.

The Green Life

The Green Life offers a line of handmade reusable products for the modern family, while striving to maintain a waste-free manufacturing process.

The Jojoba Company

The Jojoba Company offers an excellent carrier and ingredient for soaps and salves: 100 percent pure first-press jojoba for the skin, face and hair.

The Learning Village

The Learning Village provides community-supported education in Candler, North Carolina. They offer a mixed-age kindergarten for ages 3-6, as well as a Waldorf-inspired academic program for children up to the eighth grade. Transportation from Asheville and sliding scale fees are available.

The Livestock Conservancy — Supporting Partner

The Livestock Conservancy is America’s leading organization working to save nearly 200 heritage breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction. Modern agriculture favors only a handful of highly specialized breeds at the expense of biodiversity. The Conservancy protects breeds that are wonderful choices for today’s small-scale, sustainable farms and homesteads.

The Luffa Ranch

The Luffa Ranch rounds up some of the softest natural luffa sponges you'll ever use, grown in Murphy, North Carolina.

The pStyle Company

The pStyle Company promotes ecological, convenient, and empowering products for women and transgender men. Stand up and pee with the pStyle. The Diva Cup - an innovative menstrual solution.

The Real Food Truck

The Real Food Truck serves up grass-fed hamburgers, hormone- and antibiotic-free chix sandwiches, and grilled cheese.

The Stickery

The Stickery sells hand-carved "wood spirits," hiking and walking sticks that are fully functional as well as decorative. They also offer hand-carved Santa ornaments.

The Sweet Farm

Taste the Sweet Farm's delicious line of probiotic foods and beverages, and discover why they say: "At every meal, on every plate, there’s always room for kraut!"

The Village of Wildflowers

The Village of Wildflowers is a beautiful tiny house development on 26 acres in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The luxurious homes there are completely customizable to your liking. Savor life with caring neighbors.

Tigerlily Boutique & Botanica

Tigerlily Boutique & Botanica offers a unique variety of one-of-a-kind, heirloom-quality handmade treasures: artisan jewelry, custom drums and native-style flutes, leather craft, and ceremonial smudge items.


Timbery offers portable saw mills and log equipment.

Treehouse for Earth's Children

Treehouse for Earth's Children offers a variety of products: Silica G5 liquid and gel, biodynamic preps, Sea-Crop, Hermytk oil, monatomic gold products, orgone vessels, vitics, pendulums, psymeters, magnets, and health books.

Troop 12699

Try GreenTea Hawaii

This exhibitor specializes in GreenTea Hawaii supplements, hydro flask water bottles, paracord handles and lanyards.

Tumbleweed Apothecary

Tumbleweed Apothecary creates and crafts natural, plant-based skin care, herbal preparations, green cleaning products, and apparel inspired by nature. They furnish sustainable, simple solutions for wild-hearted individuals.

UliMana Chocolate Truffles — Associate Sponsor

UliMana Chocolate Truffles are a smooth, delicious, and healthy indulgence, handcrafted to nourish your body and satisfy your every chocolate desire. They are made with simple, certified organic ingredients. The truffles are also vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, raw, non-GMO, and contain no refined sugars. Made with joy in Asheville, North Carolina since 2005, they can be enjoyed guilt-free by everyone. UliMana's mantra is: “Let thy dessert be thy medicine.”

Ultimate Gutter Guard by Southern

Ultimate Gutter Guard has been helping homeowners in the Carolinas since 1996. They offer a variety of home improvements. All materials made in the U.S.A.

Umami Bites

Umami Bites is an Asian Fusion food truck. They focus on using higher-quality ingredients to bring more eclectic meal options to festivalgoers.

Uncle Mud's Natural Building Demo — Supporting Partner

Get muddy with Uncle Mud and the Natural Cottage Project as they demonstrate the use of local dirt as a low-cost, beautiful, durable and fun building material. Kids love this demonstration!

Unforgettable Fire

Kimberly and Katydid stoves are designed to heat, cook, bake, and produce hot water and electricity for energy security, for both on- and off-grid living.

Unipet USA LLC

Unipet is the international leader in wild bird products and poultry treats. We believe in supplying the highest quality and most nutritious bird and chicken treats possible.

Unique Batik

Urban Kettle

Urban Kettle serves up warm, sticky sweetness sprinkled with sea salt. They use locally farmed popcorn, no nuts, and are dairy- and gluten-free.

Urban Refuge Gardening

Urban Refuge Gardening sells superior self-watering garden planters for low-maintenance, high-yield gardening. They also sell Mittleider micro-nutrients, garden tools and seeds.

Usborne Books and More

Usborne Books and More is celebrating 25 years of bringing readers award-winning, fantastic fiction and innovative nonfiction books, written for every age and subject. Their titles are entertaining, multicultural and Internet-linked.

Vermont Cedar Chair Company

Vermont Cedar Chair Company is a furniture company that creates exceptional handmade outdoor furniture that is durable, sustainable, comfortable, and guaranteed for life.

Virginia KuneKunes

Virginia KuneKunes raises amazing, docile, grazing heritage pigs that are great for first-time pig owners and great for homesteading!

Virginia Vinegar Works

Virginia Vinegar Works uses the traditional Orleans method to produce superior, barrel-aged varietal and blended wine vinegars, malt vinegar and fruit vinegars.


The Vitamix Machine enables one to create healthy, great-tasting meals in minutes: juices, hot soups, ice creams, dips and more. Vita-mix Corporation believes in helping customers live a healthier lifestyle.

W.S. Badger Company — Associate Sponsor

Badger is a family-owned and family-friendly manufacturer of 100% natural and certified organic personal care products. Located in Gilsum, New Hampshire, Badger works hard to maintain a healthy, community-minded business with ethical and charitable social principles. They support sustainable organic agriculture and source fair trade ingredients because it’s the right thing to do. As a certified B Corp and New Hampshire Benefit Corporation, they meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.


WaterFurnace manufactures geothermal heat pumps, the most efficient way to heat and cool residential homes, multifamily structures, and commercial buildings.

WBWC LLC // Personal Infrared Sauna

Whole Body Wellness Concepts helps folks live a longer, fuller and healthier life from the inside out by improving blood flow, digestion, the immune system, and more.

Wellspring Fiber Farm

Exhibiting Jacob and Tunis sheep, as well as llamas, Wellspring Fiber Farm loves to share and answer your questions. Their in-booth demonstrations show ways to use the wool harvest.

Wenzel Lonestar Meat Company

Wenzel Lonestar Meat of Hamilton, Texas specializes in products made from Bison, Beef, Pork, Chicken & maker of the infamous NATURAL “Bite My Butt Rubb”

Wild Planet Foods

Wild Planet is committed to producing premium wild seafood, sourced from fisheries practicing sustainable fishing methods. Their offerings include albacore and skipjack tuna, Pacific sardines and Alaska salmon.

Wire Fence Stapler

Wire Fence Stapler sells Stockade stapling guns. They sell both pneumatic and gas-powered tools that drive 9-gauge barbed staples into wood posts.

Wise Women Botanicals

Wise Women Botanicals is a retailer and wholesaler of pure essential oils and essential oil blends (uncut), world-class goat milk skin-care products, organic lavender, chamomile, helichrysum, and other herbs.


Wood-Mizer is a leading portable band sawmill manufacturer, offering 12 portable models along with industrial sawmills, blades, and equipment for blade maintenance and secondary processing.

Wright's Hearth, Heat & Home

Wright’s Hearth, Heat & Home offers chimney sweeping, gas service, repairs, and more. Family-owned and operated for more than 20 years, Wright’s serves more than 7,000 customers in Western North Carolina.

Yanmar — Title Sponsor

Yanmar, started in 1912, has from its very beginnings been dedicated to the small farmer. Their mission has always been to support and make easier the daily life of rural farmers working in their fields. Today Yanmar is known for several product lines, including diesel engines, but their agricultural equipment is known as being among the best in the world. Yanmar tractors harness immense power with great efficiency, making the daily routine of working on the land not only more manageable, but also more enjoyable.

Zip Tie Domes

Zip Tie Domes specializes in geodesic greenhouses, shelters and movable geodesic chicken coops for raising grass-fed chickens. Learn about their patented hub design. Their products are easy to build, no tools required.


Zuresh handcrafts, packages, and labels an amazing vegan line of bath and body products. All of their formulations are family recipes or created by them.