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Farm Tour: On a summer weekend each year, Western North Carolina farms open their barn doors to the public. ASAP’s Farm Tour is a chance to experience firsthand how food is grown and raised in the Southern Appalachian mountains, taste farm-fresh products, meet farm animals, and connect with the community’s food producers. Discover some of Western North Carolina’s unique and beautiful working farms through tours, demonstrations, events, and hands-on activities.

Business of Farming Conference: If you are currently farming or seriously considering farming as a profession, this conference is for you. Join farmers, agriculture professionals, and business and marketing specialists every February for learning sessions and opportunities to meet with restaurant and wholesale buyers.

CSA Fair: Want to learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and meet area CSA farmers face-to-face? Attend our annual CSA Fair, where you can gather information, meet local producers, and sign up on the spot for a produce, meat, or even flower share.

Growing Minds Farm to School Conference: Each year, our Growing Minds Farm to School Program conducts topical conferences. Past events have covered Farm to School cooking and starting Farm to School programs in schools and communities. Visit to find current details.

Events Calendar and Workshops

But that’s not all! The best way to keep up with ASAP events is to check our online calendar at The From Here calendar is a comprehensive collection of exciting food and farm happenings throughout the Southern Appalachian region. Find upcoming ASAP activities in your area or view the entire local food calendar. Have an event you’d like to see on the calendar? Submit here. You can also check our workshop page for additional ASAP events and trainings.


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