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!
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!
Get your carload into all farms:
$30 the day of the event
$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.
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
French Broad Food Co-op
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.