ASAP’s 2023 Farm Tour took place Sept. 23-24. Dates for the 2024 Farm Tour will be announced in the spring.
ASAP’s annual Farm Tour is a chance to experience how food is grown and raised through guided tours, demonstrations, and tastings. The Farm Tour showcases the diversity of working farms in Western North Carolina, including vegetables, livestock, vineyards, orchards, flowers, fiber, and more! This is a family-friendly event and a great outing for visitors of all ages, abilities, and interests. All are welcome.
ASAP is committed to equity and inclusion at all of our events. Please be open and considerate as you interact with farmers and fellow attendees. Read ASAP’s Equity Statement for more context.
Find Out More About
Visiting Farms After the Farm Tour
Many local farms welcome visitors for tours, u-pick, and special events throughout the year. Search ASAP’s Local Food Guide for more farms to visit throughout the seasons.
Farms on the 2023 Farm Tour
Read more about the farms on the 2023 tour. Farms for the 2024 tour will be announced in summer 2024.
Sponsoring the Farm Tour
ASAP’s Farm Tour is the premier farm event in the region. As a sponsor, you gain visibility for your business and connect with the region’s passion for local food. Contact Nora Scheff, firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more about how to showcase your support of local food and farms.
Volunteering for the Farm Tour
Every year we need volunteers to help us staff the tour. Spend one afternoon (11:30–5 p.m.) welcoming visitors at a participating farm, and then tour for free on the day you aren’t working. Sign up for ASAP’s volunteer list to be notified of opportunities.
Tips for the Tour
Make an itinerary. Choose two to four farms to visit each day, allowing at least an hour at each farm in addition to travel time. Please be respectful and only visit farms during tour hours.
Map your trip. Plan your route in advance and print directions between farms. GPS and cell phone service can be unreliable for some farms and rural roads.
Pack supplies. Be prepared with drinking water, sunscreen and hats, closed-toe walking shoes, hand sanitizer, bug spray, a cooler, an umbrella or rain jacket, cash, and a camera.
Leave dogs at home. Pets can pose food safety threats, damage plants, and are dangerous to livestock.
Bring the whole family. The Farm Tour is a great activity for visitors of all ages. Look for family-friendly activities in farm descriptions and note which tours are best suited for those with limited mobility.
Enjoy a picnic or meal on the farm. Look for “Enjoy a meal” in the farm descriptions to see which farms have food. Some farms accept debit/credit, but not all; plan to bring enough cash. Farms also make great picnic spots, so bring a blanket.