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ASAP’s Farm Tour


ASAP’s 2015 Farm Tour has been canceled. 

In response to the threat of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), ASAP has canceled our 2015 Farm Tour. The tour was planned for September 19-20 and was to feature more than 30 farms across Western North Carolina. We sincerely regret having to cancel this tour.

Learn more about HPAI.

Please read a message from our Executive Director Charlie Jackson about our decision to cancel the tour.  There is a longer piece explaining our decision-making process here. The press release announcing the cancellation offers additional information.

ASAP will offer a full refund for all advanced Farm Tour passes sold, or they can be converted to donations to support local farms. Contact Scott Bunn, ASAP’s Development Director, at or 828-236-1282 for more information.

Now, more than ever, we need to support our farms. Please continue to visit farms, orchards, shop at farmers tailgate markets, and seek out restaurants and grocers that purchase from local farms. There are numerous local food and farm activities that we can all do to continue to show our support for local food and farms. Visit our Local Food Guide to find the places you can support farms and enjoy the freshest best tasting food available. Learn how you can meet and support the farms from the tour. 

We thank our Farm Tour sponsors for their support of local farms!


Connect with Farms from the Tour


Though the 2015 Farm Tour has been canceled, you can still meet our participating farms at area farmer tailgate markets and local events, and find their products at farm stores, CSA programs, restaurants, and more. Visit ourRead More ▶▶

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