Holly Spring Farm NEW
Paul and Simone Shoemaker
1378 Turnpike Rd., Mills River
Holly Spring Farm uses sustainable practices to produce a wide array of vegetables, from asparagus in early spring to winter squashes in the fall. We specialize in growing over 40 different tomato varieties, including conventional and heirloom types. On the tour, we will showcase our tomato production, explaining various aspects of seeding, transplanting, pruning, trellising, and harvesting.
For sale on tour: Fresh greens and produce
Directions: Take exit 40 for NC-280/Airport Regional Airport. Keep right at the fork to merge onto NC-280 W./Airport Rd. In 7 miles, turn left onto Ray Hill Rd. In .5 miles, take a slight right onto Turnpike Rd. The farm will be on your right.
Find us at tailgates: Flat Rock Farmers Market, Mills River Farmers Market
Find us at restaurants/retailers: Champion Hills Club Restaurant, Flat Rock Bakery, Kenmure Country Club Restaurant, Postero Restaurant, Tap Room at Sierra Nevada, Tiffany Hill B&B
North River Farms
3333 N. Mills River Rd., Mills River
Tour our variety of vegetable crops, including row crops such as corn, soybeans, and small grains. Enjoy a 45-minute hayride tour through the beautiful countryside, see our u-pick operation, and observe our Best Management Practices (BMP) in action. Following the tour, have a picnic, go wading or tubing, set up a hammock, or even go fishing in the gorgeous Mills River!
For sale on tour: Seasonal produce, t-shirts, and hats
More for kids: Hayrides and picnic areas with riverfront access for wading
Directions: Take exit 40, NC-280/Asheville Regional Airport. Turn right off the exit onto onto 280 W./Airport Rd. Travel 2.4 miles and turn right at the Ingles Grocery light onto North Mills River Rd. Drive 3.5 miles; the farm is on the left.
Find us at tailgates: North River Farms Direct Market, Mills River Farmers Market, Western North Carolina Farmers Market, and more
Find us at restaurants/retailers: Bi-Lo, Food Lion, Ingles Markets, Subway, and more
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
588 Chestnut Gap Rd., Hendersonville
Our family-owned-and-operated vineyard is situated on property that has been in the family since the 1800s. We grow Vidal Blanc, Merlot, Petit Verdo, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc on a combined 15 acres at the winery and nearby Sugarloaf Mountain. All of our wines are produced from grapes and fruit grown by the family.
Enjoy a meal: Food truck available
For sale on tour: Wine by the glass and bottle
More for kids: Chalk, coloring sheets, art activity
Directions: Take exit 49-A Bat Cave/Chimney Rock. Merge onto 64 E./Chimney Rock Rd. and travel 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Chestnut Gap Rd. The vineyard is .5 miles on the right.
Find us at tailgates: Flat Rock Farmers Market