Meadow Cove Farm
Claudine and Paul Cremer
260 Dula Springs Rd., Weaverville
Learn about the organic and biodynamic farming practices we use to grow a variety of produce, mushrooms, chestnuts, and more. See how we power our house and farm with solar energy, use captured rainwater for our irrigation systems, and extend our seasons using high tunnels and hoop houses. Visit our flock of chickens and guineas and meet our baby Nubian bucks who help manage our woods.
For sale on tour: Seasonal vegetables, flowers, chestnuts, shiitake mushrooms, herbs, garlic, eggs, fall vegetable plant starts and ornamental shrubs and trees
More for kids: Contest identifying various vegetable plants, and visit our shiitake mushroom production area, chicken/guinea house, koi fish ornamental pond, and brush goats with portable housing and fencing.
Find us at tailgates: Asheville City Market, West Asheville Tailgate Market, YMCA Indoor Winter Tailgate Market
Find us at restaurants and retailers: French Broad Co-op, Mountain Food Products, West Village Market and Deli, French Broad Chocolates, 67 Biltmore Eatery and Catering
Directions: I-26 W. north of Asheville to exit 18, 19 Bus. S/Monticello Rd.; right off exit onto Monticello Rd. Go to the stop light and proceed straight through the intersection onto Dula Springs Rd. In approximately 1 mile, turn left at #260 onto an asphalt driveway, bear left onto a gravel drive, and follow through the woods into a clearing to park.
Rayburn Farm New!
Michael and Lauren Rayburn
136 Dillingham Rd., Barnardsville
We grow specialty herbs, fruit and vegetables for local food/beverage businesses (breweries, doughnut, and ice cream shops), using conservation-based practices. Take a self-guided tour of our cultivated field or hike through the pollinator garden. A pumpkin patch will also be open to the public.
Enjoy a meal: Food truck (Saturday) and ice cream cart (Sunday)
For sale on tour: U-pick/we-cut pumpkins, winter squash, pie pumpkins, purple popcorn, garlic, and specialty potatoes, sweet potatoes and preserves
More for kids: A pumpkin patch will be open to the public. We encourage children to take pictures in the field in their Halloween costumes. Monarch Rescue will also have children’s activities, highlighting the importance of the Monarch butterfly.
Directions: Take exit 15 for Jupiter/Barnardsville; right off exit onto US-197/Barnardsville Highway. After approximately 6 miles, turn right onto Dillingham Road. Continue 0.7 mile on Dillingham Road to our farm on the left.
Find us at restaurants and retailers: Madison Natural Foods, French Broad Chocolates, Vortex Doughnuts, The Hop Ice Cream Cafe, Sweet Monkey Bakery and Cafe, Wicked Weed Brewing, Cecilia’s Kitchen, Glass Onion, Twin Leaf Brewery, Burial Beer Company, Hole Doughnuts
Ivy Creek Family Farm
Anna and Paul Littman
390 North Fork Rd., Barnardsville
See how we grow over 50 varieties of seasonal vegetables, flowers, and shiitake mushrooms nearly all year round. Learn about CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) and whether joining one is right for you. We’ll have a few sample CSA boxes for you to see and purchase and recipes to sample. Omni Grove Park Chef, Philip Bollhoefer will also provide recipes and ideas for what to do with all of the fresh veggies a CSA brings to your kitchen.
For sale on tour: Seasonal vegetables, fresh cut flowers, shiitake mushrooms, sample CSA boxes
More for kids: Cooking activities for kids and their parents each day from 3:30-5pm. We also welcome children to play in the creek (with adult supervision), make their own flower bouquet, and explore our table of children’s books about food and farms.
Directions: Take exit 15, Jupiter/Barnardsville; right off exit onto 197/Barnardsville Hwy. and follow for approximately 6.5 miles into town of Barnardsville. Hwy. 197 becomes North Fork Rd. just past the Post Office. Continue straight 1.3 miles and turn left into driveway with white farmhouse with covered porch.
Find us at tailgates: North Asheville Tailgate Market, Weaverville Tailgate Market
Restaurants and Retailers: Omni Grove Park Inn, Curate, Plant, All Souls Pizza, Farm Burger, Glass Onion, Eden-Out-Meals, Mother Earth Produce, Mountain Food Products, and more!
27 Ivan Bridge Dr., Barnardsville
Come meet my Angora Goats and learn about how I raise them. Discover the unique properties of Angora Goat mohair and see demonstrations of spinning, weaving, and needle felting, while learning how we process fiber from “Goat to Garment.”
For sale on tour: Natural and dyed Mohair locks, roving, Kettle-dyed and hand-painted yarn, wearable art including knitted hats, scarves, stoles, and woven shawls
More for kids: Spinning, weaving, and needle felting demonstrations
Directions: Take exit 15 for Jupiter/Barnardsville; right off exit onto US-197/Barnardsville Hwy. After approximately 6 miles, turn right onto Dillingham Rd. Go about 3 miles, passing the Barnardsville Community Center on the left, and keep left to stay on Dillingham. On the right, you’ll see a white cottage, take the bridge to the left. Over the bridge, bear left, and then right to the barn and house.