The Whistle Pig Country Store is under construction.
The Whistle Pig Country Store, Deli & Coffee Shop will be an Appalachian-cultured, community-driven, local eatery and gathering place. The store will offer a rich taste of Appalachia through its wholesome country food, prepared meals, made-to-order coffees, locally sourced canned and dry goods, farmers’ market, and seasonal events. A place where you’re invited to “Come in and sit a spell…!”
What the Heck is a Whistle Pig?
Meet The Appalachian Groundhog
Whistle Pig is the Appalachian name for a ground hog, nicknamed for its habit of making a high-pitched whistling sound to communicate with its friends and neighbors in its local colony.
Commonly found in rural areas, the extremely intelligent whistle pig is considered a crucial habitat engineer and creates its own complex social, behavioral, and supportive network within its community.
Our Appalachian Family
Today, our area welcomes the multiple schools, faculty and student bodies at Lincoln Memorial University, and the thousands of visitors drawn to the history and 85 miles of trails of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and Wilderness Road State Park.
With this growing diversity, our rich Appalachian heritage has much to contribute to our growing community. We want to offer a place where folks can gather over coffee and breaking bread, and “meet each other where they are.”