Dr. King’s Farm/Carolina Bison NEW
Dr. Frank King
Located in beautiful Western North Carolina for more than 25 years, we are committed to your health and culinary experiences by bringing you flavorful, nutrient-rich, locally-raised bison without the hormones and antibiotics found in most meat products. At Carolina Bison, our mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle by offering the highest quality meat while honoring the life and history of the American Bison.
Gaining Ground Farm
Anne and Aaron Grier
We grow a wide variety of seasonal vegetables, flowers, and herbs using ecologically responsible growing methods. We offer CSA shares, as well as all produce at local tailgate markets.
Jazzy Acres Alpaca Ranch
This farm is no longer on the tour. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Addison Farms Vineyard
Dianne, Maleada, Eddie, and Jeff Frisbee
Addison Farms Vineyard is a family-owned vineyard and winery. We are in Leicester, NC, 14 miles northwest of Asheville, NC on NC Hwy 63. Our family has farmed this piece of property for over 75 years, raising tobacco, cattle and other crops. In 2009, we added a new product to our farm. Addison Farms planted the first acre of grape vines in our vineyard. Additional plantings were completed in 2010-2015; the vineyard now covers ~6 acres. The vineyard is at an elevation between 2250′ and 2300′. Current varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, and Petit Manseng. Our tasting room was completed in late 2012. At the tasting room, you can taste and buy Addison Farms Vineyard wines. Please see our website at addisonfarms.net for more information. You can find hours of operation, directions, and other information. You can also ‘like’ us on Facebook at facebook.com/AddisonFarmsVineyard, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @addisonfarms
Farm House Beef
Carolyn and Mike Bradley
Our cattle are grown on 100 acres of lush green pastures that consist of premium fescue, orchard grass, alfalfa, and clover. Our pastures are overseeded with winter annuals to promote winter grazing. All cuts of beef are available on a first come basis. See our website to place an order for beef or call us to schedule a pick up on the farm.
Frances and Jeff Tacy
Franny’s Farm is an 38-acre organic farm and agri-tourism destination that welcomed over 8,000 visitors in 2017. We are home to heritage chickens, turkeys, sheep, goats, a donkey and more. Tour the organic vegetable, herb, flower and bee gardens. Visit the farm store where all our seasonal, fresh produce and poultry is for sale. The lay of the land also includes a barn, pond and ridgetop with eco-cabins & campsites. Our lodging is varies from camping to cabins to custom Barn House. Please call to schedule a private tour. We host Farm Weddings, Goat Yoga and a wide variety of private & publice events like HempX to large music festivals like BARNAROO . Our site is versatile and can accommodate a variety of occasions from workshops, retreats, birhtday parties and private events. Rest assured, you and your guests will feel far away from the hustle and bustle at Franny’s Farm, but remain conveniently close to amenities. Our property overlooks the rolling hills and valley of South Turkey Creek in Leicester, just 10 miles from downtown Asheville. Our summer FARM CAMP offers hands-on fun activities for ages 7-13. Full days packed with animal play, gardening, harvesting, cooking, swimming, scavenger hunts, hatching chicks, journaling, team-building & fun games and the famous “Friday Feast”. Jr Conselor training and certification for ages 13-16.
Long Branch Environmental Education Center
Paul and Pat Gallimore
Please come visit, take a workshop, and explore our solar and eco-demonstrations, permaculture, u-pick organic blueberries and raspberries, apples, cider, chestnuts, edible landscape, tree crop nursery, and trout pond. Hike exhilarating trails on 1,635 wild acres in the Newfound mountains. Waterfalls, wildflowers, panoramic vistas, and abundant wildlife! Ecological learning is exciting, fun, rewarding and mighty tasty!