Smoking J’s Fiery Foods
36 Rootstock Rd., Candler
Smoking J’s Fiery Foods is WNC’s largest specialty chile pepper farm and sauce manufacturing company. Visitors will have the opportunity to view our commercial farming practices and value-added cooking demonstrations while sampling a wide variety of our unique products.
Enjoy a meal: Family-friendly meal available
For sale on tour: Hot sauce, salsa, BBQ sauce, merchandise
More for kids: Kid-friendly lunch and activities
Directions: Turn right onto Smokey Park Hwy./US 19/23 S. and travel toward Enka and Candler for 3 miles. Turn left onto Hwy. 151 and continue 4.1 miles. Turn right on Curtis Creek Rd. Proceed 1.3 miles, turn right onto Old Curtis Cove Rd., and immediately bear left onto Rootstock Rd. Travel this shared private gravel road slowly until you reach our farm.
Find us at tailgates: North Asheville Tailgate Market
Find us at restaurants/retailers: Corner Kitchen, Chestnut, Chop Shop Butchery, Farm Burger, French Broad Food Coop, Mast General Store, Nine Mile, Rocky’s Hot Chicken, West Village Market, and more
Venezia Dream Alpaca Farm
56 Pisgah View Dr., Candler
Visit with our friendly alpacas — charming livestock prized for their soft and versatile fiber. See our “Farm to Fashion” demonstrations, learning step-by-step how we process fiber to make yarn and fabric. Shop our store filled with alpaca socks, scarves, hats, and more.
For sale on tour: Alpaca socks and shoe inserts; gloves; handmade hats, scarves, and shawls; dryer balls, blankets, pillows, and toys; fiber, roving, and yarn
Directions: Turn right onto Smokey Park Hwy./US 19/23 S. and travel toward Enka and Candler for 3 miles. Turn left onto Hwy. 151 and travel about 5.8 miles. Turn right on Pisgah View Dr. and travel about .3 mile. Farm is the second house on the right after the bridge. Look for the red and white barn and park in the gravel lot.