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ASAP’s 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 37 farms in 7 counties of Western North Carolina.

BUY YOUR 2014 FARM TOUR PASS HERE!

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 11 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!

Say Cheese! ASAP’s Farm Tour Photo Contest
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, a free pass to next year’s tour,  and be featured in our 2015 Farm Tour guide! See past winners by clicking here. The front cover image of this year’s Farm Tour guide features 2013 photo contest winner, Victoria Barratt.

Volunteer for the Farm Tour

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Volunteers assist one farm on the tour from 12-6pm by greeting and checking in visitors. In exchange for their service, volunteers are invited to take the tour for FREE on the day they are not working and bring along a carload of their family and friends! Sign up here or contact us at volunteer@nullasapconnections.org.

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Still need convincing? Check out this video from the 2013 Farm Tour!

Farm Tour Planning and Tips

We’ve put together some useful tips to make sure you get the most out of your Farm Tour experience.Read More ▶▶

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