Western North Carolina – The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) announced that 22 farms are participating in the 2021 Farm Tour, September 18 – 19, from noon to 5 pm.
These farms showcase the region’s diversity of agriculture, from berries to livestock, vineyards to creameries, fiber to flowers. All farms are located within an hour of Asheville. Tourgoers can experience working farms through guided and self-guided tours, demonstrations, interacting with farm animals, u-pick produce and flowers, local food tastings and more.
Five farm clusters are featured to help visitors maximize their time at farms. Tourgoers should plan to visit two to four farms each day, spending at least an hour at each. Farm Tour guides, including a map, driving directions, tour tips and farm descriptions, are available at ASAP and around the community, as well as online, in mid-August. Nine farms are new to the tour in 2021.
*Burley Stick Farm, Barnardsville
*Barn Blossom, Barnardsville
Good Fibrations Angora Goats, Barnardsville
Flying Cloud Farm, Fairview
Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Fairview
*Cane Creek Valley Farm, Fletcher
*Raspberry Fields, Fletcher
Smoking J’s Fiery Foods, Candler
Sustainabillies/Two Trees Farm, Canton
The Ten Acre Garden, Canton
*Smoky Mountain Mangalitsa, Waynesville
*Mount Gilead Farm, Leicester
Long Branch Environmental Education Ctr., Leicester
Addison Farms Vineyard, Leicester
Farm Retreat/Farmhouse Beef, Marshall
*SAHC Community Farm: Blazing Star Flowers and Lunar Whale Herbs, Alexander
North River Farms, Mills River
Holly Spring Farm, Mills River
*Pope Farms/Packa’s Place, Horse Shoe
Sideways Farm & Brewery, Etowah
*Clem’s Organic Gardens, Pisgah Forest
*New to the Farm Tour in 2021
“It can be overwhelming to decide which farms to visit, so we recommend using the guide or website in advance to find farms that match your interests,” said Sarah Hart, ASAP Communications Manager.
Advance passes are on sale now for $35 at asapconnections.org/farmtour. One pass admits a carload of visitors to all farms both days. Pending availability passes purchased the weekend of the tour will be $45.