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 and learn more about commercial farming practices, followed by cooking demonstrations and product sampling.
For sale on tour: Salsa, BBQ sauce, hot sauce, spices, merchandise
More for kids: kid-friendly food and activities
Enjoy a meal: Family friendly meal available
Directions: I-40 W to exit 44/Enka-Candler. Turn right onto Smokey Park Hwy./US-19/US-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. and go 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 restaurants/retailers: Nine Mile, Chestnut, Chop Shop Butchery, Corner Kitchen, Curate, Farm Burger, French Broad Food Coop, Mast General Store, Moe’s Original BBQ, Olive N Kickin, and Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack
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: I-40 W to exit 44/Enka-Candler. Turn right onto Smokey Park Hwy./US-19/US-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.