Thank you for joining us for the 2019 Farm Tour!
There were nearly 4,000 farm visits to 19 farms this year. Follow @asapconnections and #asapfarmtour on social media to see scenes from this year’s tour. Looking forward to seeing everyone again next year!
About ASAP’s Farm Tour
ASAP’s Farm Tour is our annual event to connect the community to our region’s local farms and producers. Farms on the tour welcome the public to visit their farms and meet their families over one summer weekend. Each participating farm provides guided or self-guided tours, demonstrations, and other unique hands-on experiences. Tour goers can choose which farms to visit over the weekend.
The Farm Tour is held annually on a weekend in late June. Look for 2020 dates to be announced in the spring.
Farm Tour passes are per car and are $30 in advance or $40 the weekend of the tour. One pass is good for all passengers in the vehicle. Passes can be purchased online, or from the first farm you visit with cash or check. All sales are final.
What types of farms are on the tour?
ASAP’s Farm Tour showcases a variety of farms, including fruit and vegetable farms, creameries, vineyards, orchards, fiber farms, farms that raise animals, and much more! The Farm Tour is a chance to experience firsthand the diversity of working farms in Western North Carolina and learn about their growing practices, methods, and farm stories. Choose farms that interest you, and plan to see about three to four farms per day. All farms have products for sale and some will be offering meals for purchase. Many farms have family-friendly activities like hayrides, u-pick, and farm animals.
Where are farms on the tour located?
ASAP’s Farm Tour features farms in the Central Mountains of Western North Carolina, all within an hour drive of Asheville. Each year we feature new farms and areas of Western North Carolina to showcase the variety of farms in our region.
Plan your Farm Tour weekend
Use our Farm Tour planning tips for recommendations on what to bring with you on the tour, including good walking shoes, a water bottle, cash, and a cooler to take home fresh products. Review the farm descriptions to learn about what each farm on the tour will be offering including tour information, products for sale, and if they have activities designed for kids. Please remember, no pets are allowed on the tour. Make sure to plan and map your route in advance, as cell service can be spotty.
Share your photos during the tour!
Bring a camera or mobile device to take lots of photos (and memories) of your farm experiences, and learn more about entering our Farm Tour photo contest. Use #asapfarmtour when you post, gram, and tweet about your Farm Tour experience, and follow the hashtag to see what other visitors and farms are posting! You can also search #asapfarmtour on social media to get glimpses of past tours!
Volunteer (and tour for free!)
Spend one afternoon (12-5 pm) welcoming visitors at a participating farm, and then tour for FREE on the day you aren’t volunteering. Find out more about volunteering for ASAP.
Want to visit more farms?
Many local farms welcome visitors for tours, u-pick, and special events throughout the year. Search our online Local Food Guide for more farms to visit throughout the seasons. Search by farms and select “visit” to find a farm near you hosting guests and activities.
Thank you to our 2019 Farm Tour sponsors and funders!
Interested in sponsoring the Farm Tour?
ASAP’s Farm Tour is the premier farm event in the region, welcoming more than 1,500 area residents and tourists each year. As a sponsor, you gain visibility for your business and connect with the region’s passion for local food. Contact Emily Jackson at email@example.com to learn more about how to showcase your support of local food and farms.