High Country Local First was founded in 2011. A couple of local leaders decided to create a brand that embodies the essence of the High Country - adventure, creativity and community.
They had a special sweet spot for supporting our local food system as well, especially the farmers and restaurants bold enough to feature their local foods.
Since the founding of HCLF the world, our country, our state and our High Country have all shifted dramatically.
What hasn't changed is the drive individuals have to live here in Northwestern North Carolina.
Locals stay here and hustle, to provide for their household and community. They are in love with this place and the way that it resonates with their heart and soul. That magnetism, in large part, is derived from the artists, makers and business owners that put everything on the line to make a home in this rural place. They texture our community!
Our mission is to support these rural entrepreneurs and share in the unmatched value they provide to us.
Here's to another 10 years of local independent commerce and a community that stands out from the rest - here's to the High Country.
High Country Local First is a fiscally sponsored project of