Get a feel for the event by watching this video from our 2013 Farm Tour.
Just what is the Farm Tour? On September 20-21, 2014, the gates and barns of WNC farms open to the public—even those farms that don’t normally allow visitors. Our self-guided driving tour is a chance to learn how food grows, taste farm-fresh treats, hang out with farm animals, and meet the community’s food producers. The tour features more than 30 farms throughout seven counties in Western North Carolina.
Every year over 2,000 visitors participate in ASAP’s Farm Tour Weekend connecting people firsthand with the producers who grow their food. Connecting farmers and consumers is a key goal of ASAP’s mission and helps us build a stronger local food system.
Who: Click here to meet the 37 farms on the tour, with 10 new farm stops.
When: Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21, 2014 (1-6 pm).
Where: Appalachian Grown certified farms in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Rutherford, and Yancey Counties of Western North Carolina.
How does it work?
Purchase your Farm Tour pass online or from a participating vendor.* One pass admits everyone in your car, so bring your friends and family with you! What do you need to prepare? Check out our tips for the tour to make the most out of your Farm Tour Weekend!
*Passes and printed tour maps will be available from local businesses in August-September. Stay tuned for a complete list of where to pick up your pass or purchase your pass online HERE.
Volunteers will spend one day assisting a farm by greeting visitors and providing information about ASAP and local food resources. In exchange for their service, volunteers are invited to take the tour for FREE on the day they are not volunteering and bring along a carload of their family and friends!
The Farm Tour Photo Contest is back! Snap some shots of your farm tour experience, upload them through ASAP’s community website fromhere.org by midnight on Wednesday, September 24, and you could win Asheville City Market bucks and a free pass to next year’s tour, and be featured in our 2015 Farm Tour guide! Flip through a photo album of all 2013 contest entries, including the winners, at fromhere.org/photos.