Tour WNC farms

Of the 19 farms, 10 are new to this yr’s tour, which options 5 geographically organized clusters: 

  • Haywood cluster: Sustainabilities/Two Bushes Farm (Canton), The Ten Acre Backyard (Bethel), Smoky Mountain Mangalitsa (Ironduff), KT’s Orchard and Apiary* (Canton). 

  • Leicester cluster: Mount Gilead Farm/French Broad Creamery (Leicester), Davis Ranch* (Leicester), Addison Farms Winery (Leicester), Franny’s Farm and the Utopian Seed Mission (Leicester), Good Wheel Farm* (Leicester). 

  • McDowell cluster: Camp Grier* (Previous Fort), Crow Fly Farms* (Marion), Candy Betsy Farm* (Marion), Lee’s One Fortune Farm* (Marion). 

  • Henderson/Transylvania cluster: Raspberry Fields (Fletcher), Creasman Farms* (Hendersonville), Bee-utiful Farmstead (Hendersonville), Holly Spring Farm (Mills River), Sideways Farm & Brewery (Etowah), Jeter Mountain Farm* (Hendersonville). 

The farms showcase the range of agriculture within the area, with each positioned inside an hour of Asheville. Tourgoers will expertise working farms by means of guided and self-guided excursions, demonstrations, interactions with livestock, u-pick produce and flowers, native meals tastings and extra. All ages and talents are welcome. 

Extra details about every farm’s choices, plus a map, driving instructions and tour ideas can be found at asapconnections.org/farmtour . Tourgoers ought to count on to spend about an hour at every farm — to assist resolve which to go to, ASAP has created themed lists to assist tailor every tour to particular person pursuits. Themed lists embrace The Children Tour, The Tasty Tour, The Farm Recent for Well being Tour and the Present Me How It’s Accomplished Tour. 

Passes are $35 and good for one carload of holiday makers to all farms on each days. If nonetheless accessible, passes bought the weekend of the tour will go for $45. Volunteers who work someday of the tour could tour without cost on the opposite day. 

Buy passes at www.asapconnections.com  or by calling 828.236.1282. 

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