Dry Ridge Farm
Graham and Wendy Brugh
181 Willow Dr., Mars Hill
Come watch our sheep graze, our chickens scratch and peck, and our pigs root around in their pastures. Visitors will take a self-guided tour to see all of our animals and enjoy some of the best views in Western NC!
Enjoy a meal: Our new food truck, the Farmer’s Hustle, will be serving fancy hot dogs and bratwurst made from our pork with seasonal ingredients from other farm tour participants.
For sale on tour: All cuts of pork, beef, and chicken; eggs.
More for kids: Watch our animals feeding and grazing.
Directions: Follow 213 West through town about 2 miles. Turn left onto Gabriels Creek Road. Go a half mile and take first the right onto Green Acres Road (PLEASE take this turn slowly and stay to the right, as you can’t see oncoming traffic.) Follow for less than a mile. Green Acres turns to gravel and goes up a steep hill. At top of the hill, take a left onto Willow Drive and park below the barn.
Find us at tailgates: Asheville City Market, River Arts District Market, Transylvania Farmers Market, West Asheville Tailgate Market
Find us at restaurants/retailers: All Souls Pizza, Curate, Chestnut, Farm Burger, Homegrown, Sovereign Remedies, Sweet Monkey Bakery and Cafe, Table, Tod’s Tasties and To Go’s
East Fork Farm
Stephen and Dawn Robertson
215 Meadow Branch Rd., Marshall
Stroll through our pastures, meet animals in the petting area, and enjoy a picnic by the creek. East Fork Farm has a wonderful array of animals. Visit our operational gristmill and see where we make our delicious stone-ground cornmeal.
Enjoy a meal: Happy Lucky food truck will be cooking up choice meats, eggs and corn products from the farm. Enjoy a picnic by the creek.
For sale on tour: Pastured poultry (chicken, turkey, duck), rabbit, grassfed lamb, pastured pork, grassfed beef, fresh eggs, fresh trout, stone-ground grits and cornmeal, and pottery.
More for kids: Enjoy our petting area where kids can also take a farm quiz to receive a prize.
Directions: Follow 213 West through town about 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Bone Camp Road/NC 1362. Travel about 2.3 miles and turn right onto East Fork Road (no road sign). Go 1.7 miles and turn left onto Meadow Branch Road. The farm is on your left.
Spinning Spider Creamery New!
The Owen Family
4717 East Fork Rd., Marshall
Spinning Spider Creamery is pleased to showcase our farm and dairy. Our family will offer tours of our creamery, cheese tastings, and demonstrations of milking our goats, border collie herding, and blacksmithing. Visitors can also meet our baby goats!
Enjoy a meal: Our cheeses will be available for tasting.
For sale on tour: Fresh chevre, surface ripened cheeses, aged cheeses, goat milk soaps and lotions, hand forged cheese knives, cheese harps, and hooks.
More for kids: Enjoy spending time with our baby goats, and try your hand at milking a goat!
Directions: Follow 213 West through town about 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Bone Camp Road/NC 1362. Travel about 2.3 miles and turn right onto East Fork Road (no road sign). Follow East Fork Road about 2.5 miles to the end of the pavement. Our dairy is the first building on the left off of the gravel road.
Find us at tailgates: Asheville City Market, North Asheville Tailgate Market, TD Saturday Market, Travelers Rest Market
Find us at restaurants/retailers: Frog’s Leap Pub, Greenlife, Grove Park Inn, The Inn & Bistro on Biltmore Estate, The Red Stag Grill, Rhubarb, Sovereign Remedies
Zimmerman’s Berry Farm New!
2260 Revere Rd., Marshall
Visit a pick-your-own family-owned and operated berry farm established in 1999. Learn about the farm’s history and the daily operations of a working farm.
For sale on tour: Pick-your-own black raspberries (if they are ready), jams, crafts, snack items available.
More for kids: Enjoy our picnic area and honey bee education activity.
Directions: Take 213 West through town to Highway 25 North/70 West. Drive 9.4 miles, and turn right onto Lonesome Mountain Road/State Road 1319. Drive about 4.5 miles, and turn right onto Revere Road. Go 1.9 miles and look for our farm sign on the right.
- Alternate Route: If traveling direct from Asheville, take I-26 West to exit 19A/Highway 25 North/70 West towards Marshall. Continue onto 25 North/70 West for 19.3 miles to Lonesome Mountain Road/State Road 1319. Drive about 4.5 miles, and turn right onto Revere Road. Go 1.9 miles and look for our farm sign on the right.