Check out our 2013 Farm Tour video for a sneak peek. Purchase your 2015 Farm Tour pass.
Choose Your Own Farm Adventure!
Just what is the Farm Tour? On a weekend in late September, the gates and barns of Western North Carolina farms open to the public. ASAP’s Farm Tour is your chance to experience firsthand how food is grown and raised in the mountains, taste farm fresh products, hang out with farm animals, and meet the community’s food producers. Discover some of Western North Carolina’s unique and beautiful working farms through tours, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Simply grab a tour map, plan your route, and bring along your family and friends on your own farm adventure.
When: Saturday & Sunday, September 19-20, 12-5 pm (new hours!)
Where: The tour takes you to over 30 family farms in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, Rutherford, Transylvania, McDowell, and Yancey counties. You choose which farms you want to visit. We recommend choosing 3-4 farms per day.
Details: ASAP’s Farm Tour is an opportunity to explore and learn about Appalachian Grown™ family farms across Western North Carolina. Purchase your farm tour pass and then meet our 2015 participating farms to start planning your tour route. There are over 30 farms to choose from, enabling visitors to select farms based on their individual interests. Passes can be purchased online or from participating vendors. Tour passes are good for both weekend days and for an entire carload of passengers. Tour passes cost $30 in advance; $40 the weekend of the tour. Check out our Farm Tour photo gallery to get a feel for the event.
Volunteer for the tour: Sign up to volunteer for ASAP’s Farm Tour and assist one farm on the tour by greeting and checking in visitors, and providing tour and ASAP information. In exchange for your service, volunteers are invited to go on the tour for FREE on the day they are not working, and bring along a carload of their family and friends! Volunteering is a great way to get involved with the tour and support local farmers.
Sponsor the 2015 Farm Tour – Interested in promoting your connection to local farms and ensuring the Farm Tour’s financial success? Then sign on as a sponsor of the 2015 Farm Tour, or future tours. A Farm Tour sponsorship can gain visibility for your business and connect you with the region’s passion for local food. Download the sponsorship benefits and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For new and experienced farmers:
Going on the Farm Tour is a great way to network with other farmers, and learn about farming practices around the region. Interested in being a farm stop on our 2016 Farm Tour? Contact us for information on becoming a tour participant, and about our upcoming farm tour/agritourism trainings.