ASAP’s Farm Tour

Thank You for a Great Tour!

ASAP’s 2022 Farm Tour took place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18. This annual event is a chance to experience how food is grown and raised through guided tours, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and tastings. The tour is a family-friendly event and a great outing for visitors of all ages, abilities, and interests. Farms featured on the tour vary each year, but are all located within an hour drive of Asheville and are arranged by cluster to help plan your weekend. The Farm Tour showcases the diversity of working farms in Western North Carolina with produce farms, creameries, vineyards, orchards, flowers, fiber farms, livestock, and more! 

2022 Farm Tour Photo Contest

Submit your Farm Tour photos for a chance to win a 2023 Farm Tour pass! 

  1. Submit photos by Sunday, Sept. 25.
  2. Send high resolution photos to sarah@asapconnections.org with the subject line “Farm Tour photo contest.” You may submit as many photos as you like. Please include your full name and a brief description of each image in your email.
  3. Four winning photos will be shared in our e-newsletter and on social media. 
  4. Winners will also receive a pass to our 2023 Farm Tour!

With your submission, you certify that you own the rights to your submitted work, and grant a non-exclusive, non-transferable right for ASAP to use your photographs in our internal and external communications including, but not limited to: print materials, social media, websites, and e-newsletters. Written permission from a parent or guardian is required for any photos containing children ages 18 or under. Any photos containing people’s faces will require permission from subject for ASAP to use. If you have any questions, please contact us at sarah@asapconnections.org or call 828-236-1282.

Participating Farms for 2022

Find out more about the farms you visited and how you can connect with them even after the tour.

Plan Your Farm Tour Weekend

  • Choose three or four farms to visit each day. Don’t try to visit all the farms on the tour! (Need help choosing? See Tailor Your Tour below.)
  • Map your route in advance and print directions. Cell service can be spotty.
  • The Farm Tour is an outdoor event. Wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and pack rain gear and sun protection, as weather can change quickly in the mountains.
  • Pack supplies. Bring water bottles, sunscreen/hats, bug spray, camera, and a cooler to take home fresh products.
  • Bring cash. Many farms offer products for sale. Not all farms accept credit/debit.
  • Hand-washing facilities or hand sanitizer will be available at all farms. Please wash your hands between farms, especially after petting animals.
  • No pets are allowed on the tour. They can pose food safety threats, damage plants, and can be dangerous to livestock.
  • Respect posted warnings and directions and supervise children closely. Animals, water, electric fences, and farm equipment can pose dangers.

Share Your Photos During the Tour!

Bring a camera or mobile device to take lots of photos of your farm experiences. Use #asapfarmtour when you post, gram, and tweet about your Farm Tour experience, and follow the hashtag to see what other visitors and farms are posting. You can also search #asapfarmtour on social media to check out past tours.

Visit More Farms

Many local farms welcome visitors for tours, u-pick, and special events throughout the year. Search our Local Food Guide for more farms to visit throughout the seasons. Check out farms from past tours here.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Explore Asheville
Red Fiddle Vittles
Mother Earth Food
WNC Magazine
Curate
Sona Pharmacy
Carolina Farm Credit
Odell, A LaBella Company
Parsec Financial
Togar Rugs
Asheville FM
Mountain Food Products
Farm Burger
BB Barns
Gra-Mac Distributing
Painters Greenhouse
Ward and Smith, PA
Spicewalla
Sunny Point Cafe
Hillman Beer
Sow True Seed

Interested in sponsoring the Farm Tour or other ASAP events? Contact Nora Scheff, nscheff@asapconnections.org, to learn more about how to showcase your support of local food and farms.

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