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ASAP’s Farm Tour

 


Get a feel for ASAP’s Farm Tour by watching our 2013 tour video. 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 WNC farms open to the public—even those farms that don’t normally allow visitors! ASAP’s Farm Tour is a 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, bring along some of your friends and family, and set out on your own adventure.  Purchase your pass online and learn more below. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 19-20, 12-5 pm (new time!)
Where: Family Farms in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, Rutherford, Transylvania, McDowell, and Yancey counties.
Details: Visit your old favorites and make new farm friends! Every year we feature both new and returning farms from multiple counties across WNC. Purchase your pass online and check back for updates on participating farms, special tour events, and new contests and giveaways! Tour passes cost $30 advance purchase for an entire carload, or $40 the weekend of the tour. Check out our Farm Tour photo gallery to get a feel for the event or watch our 2013 tour video above. 

Volunteer for the tour: Sign up to volunteer for ASAP’s Farm Tour and assist one farm on the tour from 11-5pm by greeting and checking in visitors, and providing tour and ASAP information.  RootBottomFarmIn 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! 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 scott@asapconnections.org for more information.

For new and experienced farmers: 

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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 part of our 2016 Farm Tour? Contact us for information on becoming a tour participant, and about our farm tour/agritourism training open to all farmers interested in hosting farm tours.

2015 Participating Farms

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Meet the 38 family farms on ASAP’s 2015 Farm Tour. From vineyards and orchards to produce, meat, and fiber farms there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy.  All farms on the tour are Appalachian Grown certified by ASAP, […]Read More ▶▶

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