Big Ivy Little Farm NEW
Nicholas Barr and Hitomi Bakuya
18 Morgan Branch Rd., Weaverville
We believe in permaculture design as a way to improve the efficiency and regenerative properties of our home-scale farm. Guided tours will be available every half hour, with Q&A sessions about how to transition from a 9-to-5 job to small-scale gardening or farming.
For sale on tour: Fresh vegetables, hot sauce, eggs, merchandise
More for kids: Dwarf goats for petting and outdoor yard games such as cornhole
Directions: Continue on Barnardsville Hwy./NC-197N for 2.1 miles and turn right onto Morgan Rd. In another .2 miles, turn right on Morgan Branch Rd and look for parking signs. The farm will be the second driveway on your left.
Gather Heritage Farm (withdrawn from tour)
Frank and Jackie Ritz
157 Poverty Branch Rd., Barnardsville
Gather Heritage Farm is a sustainable agricultural farm raising rare and endangered poultry and livestock. We support the natural aspects and genetics of these wonderful breeds. They are perfect homesteading animals, and we love on them like family!
For sale on tour: Chicken and duck eggs, heritage rabbit, salves, essential oil products
More for kids: Petting area for baby animals.
Directions: Continue onto Barnardsville Hwy/NC-197 N. for approximately 7 miles and turn left onto Poverty Branch Rd. After approximately 1 mile, the farm will be on the right.
Find us at tailgates: Weaverville Tailgate Market
Good Fibrations Angora Goats
27 Ivan Bridge Dr., Barnardsville
Meet the goats whose mohair is processed into locks for fiber artists and wearable art. Learn about the history of our Angora goats, the lifestyle of raising them, and the process that takes mohair from goat to garment!
For sale on tour: Waiting list for Angora goat kids, yarn, knitted hats, scarves, mittens, stoles and cowls, woven shawls, roving, mohair locks
Directions: Continue onto Barnardsville Hwy/NC-197 N. for approximately 6 miles and turn right onto Dillingham Rd. Drive about 3 miles, passing the Barnardsville Community Center on the left, and take a sweeping turn left to stay on Dillingham Rd.. On the right, you’ll see white vinyl fencing and a white cottage. Turn left onto Ivan Bridge Drive, crossing over Ivy Creek, and bear left. The house will be on your right.