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ASAP: It’s Family Farm Tour Time!

ASHEVILLE, NC – For one weekend every summer, the gates and barns of WNC farms open to the public for the Family Farm Tour, even those farms that don’t normally allow visitors! The self-guided driving tour is your chance to learn how food grows, taste farm-fresh treats, interact with farm animals, and meet the community’s food producers. How does it work? Buy an ADMISSION BUTTON, pack your car with your family or a group of friends, grab a tour guide (or download one HERE), and set off to celebrate the region’s agricultural heritage and enjoy our beautiful rural landscape!

ADMISSION INFORMATION:

Buying Your Farm Tour Button

Pack your car with a group of friends or family; the more people in your vehicle, the better the deal. One button admits an entire carload!

Family Farm Tour button is your ticket

Purchase a button for admission at any of these button vendors or use the Farm Tour online form.

Get your carload into all farms:
$25 pre-purchase
$30 the day of the event
OR
$10 per carload to visit individual farms.

This year, your Family Farm Tour button gets you into the Polk County Farm Tour, too!

Get the full Polk County Farm Tour Map at Mills Spring Ag Center, 4 School Rd Mill Spring, NC 28756, or at any of the participating farms. While ASAP’s Family Farm Tour happens on Saturday and Sunday, June 25th and 26th, Polk County farms will be open ONLY on Saturday the 25th.

VOLUNTEER:

Want to support a farmer the weekend of the tour? Sign up to volunteer and attend the farm tour for FREE!

Working with an organization, business, or club committed to supporting local food and farms? Recruit a volunteer team! For more information on volunteering as an individual or as a team contact [email protected].

Many thanks to the following organizations, businesses, and institutions currently forming volunteer teams:

Asheville City Schools Teachers
Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training
EarthFare
French Broad Food Co-op
Greenlife
NC Cooperative Extension – Madison County
NC Cooperative Extension – Yancey County
North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement
Warren Wilson College
Western North Carolina Alliance

2011 PARTICIPATING FARMS:

This year, there are 41 participating farms — that’s the most that have ever participated! What’s more, 18 participants are NEW stops! Find a list of all 41 farms below, and click HERE to learn more about what you’ll find and experience at each location.

Buncombe
1 Becki’s Bounty
2 Blue Ridge Bison
3 Dillingham Family Farm
4 Emma Farms
5 Flying Cloud Farm
6 Gaining Ground Farm
7 Good Fibrations
8 Hawk and Ivy
9 Hickory Nut Gap Farm
10 Hominy Valley Farms
11 Hop’n Blueberry Farm
12 Imladris Farm
13 Ivy Creek Family Farm
14 Jordan Blackley Farm
15 Lady Luck Flower Farm
16 Long Branch Environmental Education Center
17 Looking Glass Creamery
18 Martins Creek Homestead
19 Ox-Ford Farm
20 Round Mountain Creamery
21 Thatchmore Farm
22 Venezia Dream Farm
23 Whispersholler Farms
Madison
24 East Fork Farm
25 The Farm Retreat and Home of Farm House Beef
26 Fisher Branch Farm
27 New Direction Farm
28 Philosophy Farm
29 Spinning Spider Creamery
30 Sunswept Farm Conservancy
31 Wake Robin Farm
32 Wild Mountain Apiaries

Yancey
33 Arthur Morgan School
34 Green Toe Ground Farm
35 Mountain Farm
36 Mountain Gardens
37 Wellspring Farm

Haywood
38 Chambers Farm Market
39 Mountain Organic Research and Extension Unit
40 Sunburst Trout
41 Ten Acre Garden

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