ASAP’s Farm Tour
ASAP’s Farm Tour is a chance to experience firsthand how food is grown and raised in Western North Carolina, taste farm fresh products, hang out with farm animals, and meet the community’s local producers.
Thank you for joining us for our 9th Annual Farm Tour!
We had an amazing weekend visiting local farms, meeting visitors from near and far, and enjoying our beautiful and diverse WNC mountain farms.
We would love to see your farm snapshots!
Send pictures to [email protected] or make your photos public on social media and tag them #asapfarmtour for others to see! We will use our favorite photos for next year’s Farm Tour guide and promotions. Check out more tour pics on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Thank you to everyone who made the tour possible!
Thank you to our Farm Tour sponsors and funders for enabling us to fulfill our mission to increase awareness and support for local farmers. Please thank these businesses and agencies for their support of local farms. Thank you also to our incredible team of 50 volunteers who helped make the tour weekend smoother for our farmers and visitors.
Join us next year on June 23-24, 2018
SAVE THE DATE…Join us in 2018 for our Tenth Anniversary Farm Tour on June 23-24! We look forward to celebrating ten years of connecting our community to local producers. It’s sure to be a special event!
About ASAP’s Annual Farm Tour
ASAP’s Farm Tour is an annual event to connect the public to their local farms and producers. Participating farms are open during one weekend to invite visitors to tour their farm and meet their family, and provide guided tours, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences. Tour goers purchase a farm tour pass, choose which farms to visit, pack a car with family, friends, and set out on their own self-guided driving tour. Only one Farm Tour pass is needed per car.
Farm Tour passes are per car and are $30 tour in advance or $40 the weekend of the tour.
How do I choose which farms to visit?
ASAP’s Farm Tour showcases a variety of farms, including fruit and vegetable farms, creameries, vineyards, orchards, fiber farms, farms that raise animals, and more! The Farm Tour is a chance to experience firsthand the diversity of working farms in Western North Carolina and learn about their practices, philosophies, and stories. Choose farms that interest you, and plan for about three to four farms to visit per day. All farms have products for sale and some will be offering meals for purchase. Many farms offer family friendly activities like hayrides, u-pick, and visiting with farm animals. Click the image below for a tour map and descriptions of each farm cluster, or grouping.
What do I need to go on the Farm Tour?
- Farm Tour Pass: Only one pass is needed per car. Purchase your pass online or at participating vendors or from the first farm you visit on the tour.
- Tour route and directions: Browse our online farm information to learn about each farm on the tour, and to decide in advance which farms you want to visit. You can pick up a printed Farm Tour Guide at the first farm you visit.
- Farm Tour packing list: Use our Farm Tour Planning Tips for recommendations on what to bring, like good walking shoes, water bottles, cash, and a cooler to take home fresh products.
- A dog sitter: Just a reminder that no dogs or other pets are permitted on the tour. They can pose food safety threats and be hazardous to farm animals.
Can I volunteer for the tour?
Yes! Volunteer for the tour and spend one afternoon welcoming visitors at a participating farm, and tour for FREE on the day you aren’t volunteering. Complete our volunteer interest form to be included on our volunteer contact list for next year’s Farm Tour!
Thank you to our 2017 Farm Tour Sponsors for making the tour possible!
Let these businesses know that you value their support of local food and farms.
Gain visibility for your business and connect with the region’s passion for local food by sponsoring ASAP’s Farm Tour. Show your community your support for local farms. Contact Scott Bunn at [email protected] to sponsor future tours and ASAP programs!