On June 22 and 23, 19 Appalachian Grown™ family farms will welcome visitors during ASAP’s highly anticipated annual Farm Tour. This fun and educational weekend offers the public a chance to experience firsthand how food is grown and raised in the mountains, sample farm-fresh products, and meet the community’s local producers.

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Pick Your Own Flowers at Flying Cloud Farm.

Farms, all located within an hour drive of Asheville, will offer visitors guided tours, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and tastings from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The tour is family-friendly and a great outing for visitors of all ages and abilities. Every year, ASAP introduces new farms on the tour and brings back old favorites, including creameries, u-pick farms, vineyards, flower farms, fiber producers, and more.

Farm Tour passes are on sale  for $30 at asapconnections.org. One pass admits a carload of visitors to all farms both days. Passes can also be purchased the weekend of the tour from any participating farm for $40.

Farm Tour guides, including a map, driving directions, tour tips, and descriptions of participating farms, will be available at area business in mid-May. More information, including details on volunteering and attending the tour for free, can be found at asapconnections.org or by calling 828-236-1282.

Sponsorship for the 2019 Farm Tour comes from the Biltmore Estate, Early Girl Eatery, and other area businesses.

2019 Farm Tour Participating Farms

  • Addison Farms Vineyard (Leicester, NC)
  • Appalachian Ridge Artisan Ciders (Hendersonville, NC)
  • Farm Fresh Ventures (Old Fort, NC)
  • Farm House Beef (Marshall, NC)
  • Flying Cloud Farm (Fairview, NC)
  • Franny’s Farm (Leicester, NC)
  • Good Fibrations Angora Goats (Barnardsville, NC)
  • *Greenshine Farms (Marshall, NC)
  • Hickory Nut Gap Farm (Fairview, NC)
  • Long Branch Environmental Education Center (Leicester, NC)
  • Mills River Creamery and Dairy (Mills River, NC)
  • North River Farms (Mills River, NC)
  • Round Mountain Creamery (Black Mountain, NC)
  • Sideways Farm & Brewery (Etowah, NC)
  • Smoking J’s Fiery Foods (Candler, NC)
  • Spinning Spider Creamery (Marshall, NC)
  • *Terra Lingua Growers (Etowah, NC)
  • Two Trees Farm (Canton, NC)
  • Venezia Dream Alpaca Farm (Candler, NC)

To learn more about ASAP’s work in the region, visit asapconnections.org, or call 828-236-1282.

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