While planning this trip we discovered FARM on Tripadvisor; glad we did. On an extended stay in the Boone area we volunteered, and ate several times there. In clear 20/20 hindsight those meals were the freshest and healthiest ones during our entire trip. Sure we splurged on several meals in the area; but everything we had at the cafe was fresh, and wonderful. The concept is simple: There are no prices, only suggested donations based on the plate sizes. Those who can contribute may, those in need may volunteer, or have a free meal from someone who has paid it forward, no one leaves hungry. Numerous local bakeries, growers, and suppliers donate excess stocks to the cafe. Every morning the small paid staff of 3, and numerous volunteers freshly prepare a wonderful lunch. Vegan, lactose and gluten free meals dominate the daily menu, great local produce and meats too. Volunteering there plugged us right into a wonderful group of locals. If you've ever wanted to work at a restaurant, connect in away the average tourist sadly doesn't, or just give a little here is a perfect opportunity. It remains a highlight of our trip. We miss the great group of people there.