ASHEVILLE, NC —Hickory Nut Gap introduces attractive and versatile new packing for their pasture-raised pork salami. Straight from Heritage breed pigs, this salami comes 12 to a case and is available in five different varieties, including Classico & Milano Salami, Pepperoni, Sweet Sopressata and Hot Sopressata. Retail display options are endless, as the new Hickory Nut Gap packaging can hang on a peg or stand vertically on a shelf. An added consumer benefit is the new resealable pouch that prolongs freshness.
“We’ve offered our heritage breed pasture-raised pork salamis to our local customers and restaurants for a number of years. Charcuterie is a great way to experience pasture-based farming and help Hickory Nut Gap achieve our goals of building community through agriculture,” stated Jamie Ager, a Fourth Generation Farmer and owner of Hickory Nut Gap.
Jennifer Strailey from Winsight Grocery Business states, “Specialty charcuterie-inspired snacks are resonating at retail like never before as consumers continue to seek convenience, nutrition and indulgence from grab-and-go products. Robust sales gains confirm the category’s appeal. Sales of ‘charcuterie types of packaged lunch meats’ reached $561 million in January 2019, up 8.1% vs. a year ago.”
This salami is made from heritage breed hogs that are humanely raised on high-quality pasture without the use of antibiotics. Minimally processed, simple ingredients, no preservatives, no artificial ingredients, and no added nitrates or nitrites. Meant to be savored, the longer you chew on this delicious meat, the more flavors hit your pallet.
About Hickory Nut Gap: Hickory Nut Gap Meats is a leading producer of pasture-raised meats based out of a family farm in Western North Carolina. They believe that the best-tasting, most nutritious meats come from healthy animals, raised on high-quality pasture. Since 1916, Hickory Nut Gap has been building community through agriculture and continues to expand its customer base.