ASAP’s Farm Tour: Starting 9/18 thru 9/19 - TribPapers

ASAP’s Farm Tour: Starting 9/18 thru 9/19

Western North CarolinaThe 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. 

Barnardsville Cluster

*Burley Stick Farm, Barnardsville

*Barn Blossom, Barnardsville 

Good Fibrations Angora Goats, Barnardsville 

Fairview/Fletcher Cluster

Flying Cloud Farm, Fairview

Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Fairview

*Cane Creek Valley Farm, Fletcher

*Raspberry Fields, Fletcher

West Cluster

Smoking J’s Fiery Foods, Candler

Sustainabillies/Two Trees Farm, Canton

The Ten Acre Garden, Canton

*Smoky Mountain Mangalitsa, Waynesville

Leicester Cluster

*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

Henderson/Transylvania Cluster

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 One pass admits a carload of visitors to all farms both days. Pending availability passes purchased the weekend of the tour will be $45.

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