Lady Luck Flower Farm New!
Katie Grear and Mike Adams
55 Lanzi Ledge Rd., Leicester
We are excited to share the beauty of this Appalachian valley with Farm Tour visitors. We grow a variety of annuals and woody perennial flowers on five acres without chemicals or pesticides.
For sale on tour: Flower bouquets.
More for kids: Enjoy a tractor ride around the farm.
Directions: Turn left onto North Turkey Creek Road from New Leicester Highway. After about 1.4 miles, bear right onto Earlys Mountain Road/State Road 1401 and drive approximately 2.5 miles. At the sign for the Jones Valley Baptist Church, turn left onto Sugar Creek Road (unmarked). Drive 1.6 miles and turn left off the paved road onto Lanzi Ledge Road. Stay to the right of the ‘V’ and continue up the dirt road for a few hundred yards. Our farm is the only right turn, before the brown house. Go through the farm gate, turn right across the creek, and take an immediate left to park in the grass next to the gravel road.
Find us at restaurants/retailers: French Broad Food Co-Op, Greenlife
Full Sun Farm
Alex Brown and Vanessa Campbell
90 Bald Creek Rd., Leicester
Full Sun Farm is a constantly evolving vegetable and cut-flower operation. Tour our hazelnut orchard, now in its fifth year and producing a small amount of nuts. Discover unique farm equipment, like our electric cultivating tractor, and learn how we use them to grow a wide variety of produce.
For sale on the tour: Seasonal produce, cut flowers.
More for kids: Participate in a farm scavenger hunt and farm related arts and crafts.
Directions: Travel 11 miles on Highway 63/New Leicester Highway and turn left onto North Turkey Creek Road. After about 1.4 miles, bear right onto Earlys Mountain Road/State Road 1401. Drive approximately 5 miles over the mountain. The road turns into Big Sandy Mush Road and eventually Bald Creek Road. Our farm is the first house on the left past Willow Creek Road.
Long Branch Environmental Education Center
Paul and Pat Gallimore
278 Boyd Cove Rd., Leicester
Tour an edible landscape of berries, American Chestnut hybrids, and over 72 varieties of heritage apple trees. Learn about our permaculture practices and how we use passive solar energy to heat our water, greenhouses, and buildings. Enjoy nature trails, waterfalls, and wildlife.
Enjoy a meal: Berries and honey available for snacking purposes.
For sale on tour: Jams, honey, berries, plants, red wiggler worms, trout manure soil amendment, and books.
More for kids: Enjoy a picnic by our trout pond and a hike on the trails up to Big Sandy Mush Bald.
Directions: Travel 11 miles on Highway 63/New Leicester Highway and turn left onto North Turkey Creek Road. After about 1.4 miles, bear right onto Earlys Mountain Road/State Road 1401. Drive approximately 5 miles over the mountain. The road turns into Big Sandy Mush Road and eventually Bald Creek Road. Turn right onto Boyd Cove Road and continue 1.3 miles to the LBEEC sign. Go up the rocky gravel drive to our parking area. Please be warned that the gravel drive may not be suitable for vehicles with low clearance.