KT’s Orchard and Apiary NEW
KT and Howard Taylor
158 Pigeon Ford Rd., Canton
We have a wide variety of fruit trees and berry patches, as well as a pumpkin patch. Bee hives may be viewed from a distance. See our newly constructed apple sorter and vinegar-making equipment that we use to produce value-added products. Get a guided tour from farmer KT, formerly a nurse at Mission Hospital. Depending on timing, we may be able to offer tree grafting demonstrations. Handicap accessible restroom available.
For sale on tour: apples, pumpkins, jelly and jams, juice, cider vinegar
Directions: I-40W to exit 31/Carolina 215 toward Canton. Turn left on Champion Dr. and travel for .4 miles. Turn right on Thickety Dr. (across from the Ingles), then a quick left onto Pigeon Ford Rd. The farm is on the right.
Sustainabillies/Two Trees Farm
Sara Martin and Dustin Cornelison
505 Long Branch Rd., Canton
Visit our unique solar-powered, diversified, sustainable farmstead with vegetable and flower gardens, orchards, mushrooms, and chickens. We’ll demonstrate how our farm uses regenerative techniques to produce fruits and vegetables while preserving the native ecosystem. Our geodesic dome, one of six greenhouses, has a permaculture installation of avocados, pomegranates, and wasabi. Check out our metal work and welding fabrication in our blacksmith shop. Tour our newly constructed tiny house built from salvaged materials. We are nestled in a scenic high mountain valley with a rushing stream and surrounding nature preserve. Come learn to live with the land. Wheelchair and stroller accessible; restroom available (not handicap accessible).
For sale on tour: organically grown produce, eggs, value-added farm products, fall plant starts, and blacksmithed tools
More for kids: scavenger hunt, kids’ tours led by a kid
Directions: I-40W to exit 33/Newfound Rd. Continue straight onto Freedom Dr. for .9 mile. Turn right onto Beaverdam Rd. and travel for 3.8 miles. Turn right onto Long Branch Rd. and travel .6 miles. The farm is on the left.
Smoky Mountain Mangalitsa
Catherine and Rick Topel
332 Joe Davis Rd., Waynesville
Get to know our Mangalitsa pigs, a distinctive wooly breed highly regarded for its flavor, marbling, and velvety fat cap. Learn about our farm practices and the breed’s unique qualities while watching them enjoy their best life, wallowing, rooting, and foraging. Feed our pigs (including piglets), horses, and miniature donkeys chopped apples, available for a small fee. Take a self-guided tour of our 95-acre farm and walk along the Pigeon River (maps provided). Sample Mangalitsa tacos or enjoy a picnic in the shade along the river or creeks. Wheelchair and stroller accessible; restroom available (not handicap accessible).
For sale on tour: Mangalitsa pork cuts, sausage, lard, and soap
Enjoy a meal: pork belly tacos and pork sausage available for purchase
On-farm lodging: primitive camping and boondocking for cars, vans, and RVs via Hipcamp
Directions: I-40W to exit 24/NC-209/Lake Junaluska. Turn right on NC-209N and travel for .6 miles Turn left on Crawford Rd. and travel for .3 miles. Turn right on Joe Davis Rd. and travel for about half a mile to reach the farm. NOTE: Joe David Rd. is a gravel road marked with a street sign. Do not turn into the private driveway marked by a large rock with “Chambers” written on it.
The Ten Acre Garden
158 Chambers Farm Ln., Canton
Enjoy the beautiful views surrounding our fruit and vegetable farm. Explore our handmade labyrinth. See our hand-built water wheel used to irrigate the farm. Enjoy fresh pizza made in our brick oven. Shop for produce in our farm stand after the tour. We will have live music on Saturday. Wheelchair and stroller accessible; restroom available (not handicap accessible).
For sale on tour: seasonal produce, flowers, local goods
More for kids: cornhole and other games, lots of land to run and play
Enjoy a meal: brick-oven pizza available for purchase (Saturday only)
Directions: I-40W to exit 31/NC-215. Turn left onto Champion Dr./NC-215 and continue for about a mile. Take a right on Blackwell Dr. to stay on NC-215 and continue for .8 miles. Turn left on NC-23/19 and travel for .6 miles. Turn right on Pisgah Dr. and travel for .4 miles. At the traffic circle, take the first exit to stay on Pisgah Dr./NC-110S. Travel for 5 miles. Turn right on US-276N and travel for .6 miles. Turn left on Lake Logan Rd. and travel for .7 miles. Turn left onto Chambers Farm Ln. In 1,000 feet, the farm will be on the right.
Mount Gilead Farm/French Broad Creamery
588 Green Valley Rd., Leicester
We are a working goat dairy and farmstead creamery on about 50 acres. In the fall, we have about 75 goats as well as a small flock of sheep, cows, and chickens. Tour the barns, the milking parlor, and the cheesehouse, as well as visit the farm store. Hike up the hill into the upper pastures to visit our highly sociable goat herd or take an easier half-mile walk along the restored stream that runs through the farm. Wheelchair and stroller accessible; handicap accessible restroom available.
For sale on tour: farmstead goat cheese, cajeta (Mexican goat-milk caramel sauce), jams, local pottery and art
More for kids: play with this year’s crop of young goats (in a penned area)
On-farm lodging: short-term rentals (two in a building and one in a camper) available via Airbnb
Directions: Travel 5.1 miles on Hwy. 63/New Leicester Hwy. Just past the solar farm on the right, turn left onto Green Valley Rd. Travel for 2.8 miles. Look for the Mount Gilead Farm sign on the left.
Davis Ranch NEW
147 Gilbert Rd., Leicester
Take a wagon ride tour through the farm to see our livestock and hay fields, as well as learn about wholesale vegetable production in the region. Hear about the history of our family farms (which includes North River Farms in Mills River, NC) and our best management practices for sustainability, natural resource management, and agritourism. Meet Julie from Society of St. Andrews to learn the importance of gleaning and how they help the local community. Enjoy a hike along a one-mile trail or stop for a rest or a picnic along our creek. Our horses will be on site for petting and short rides for kids. Wheelchair and stroller accessible; handicap accessible restroom available.
More for kids: short horse rides available for kids
On-farm lodging: camping available via HipCamp
Directions: Travel 8.7 miles on Hwy. 63/New Leicester Hwy. Take a right onto Gilbert Rd. Travel .7 miles and turn right onto Chesterfield Lane. You’ll see a Davis Ranch sign. Follow a long driveway until it turns to gravel. The parking crew will show you where to park.
Franny’s Farm and The Utopian Seed Project
Tiffany Schultz, Frances Tacy, Chris Smith
22 Franny’s Farm Rd., Leicester
Walk our organic herb and vegetable gardens and see the greenhouses, honey bees, and composting in action. Learn about our hemp plants and how we use them for food, fiber, and medicine. Explore the diverse crops grown as part of the The Utopian Seed Project’s experimental trials, and watch a seed-saving demonstration. Meet and greet with our rescue donkeys and our goat herd—and feed them treats! View our flock of heritage chickens and learn how we incubate, hatch, and raise them as a central force behind our sustainable agricultural practices. Hike up to the ridge for gorgeous views and trail options. Depending on the time of day, you may be able to watch or take part in our day-to-day farmwork. Wheelchair and stroller accessible; restroom available (not handicap accessible).
For sale on tour: produce, organic herbal tea blends, honey, preserves, and hemp and CBD products
More for kids: our rescue donkeys love children!
Enjoy a meal: Franny’s Pasta and Prana food truck with hemp pasta
On-farm lodging: eco-cabins, campsites, and farmhouses available via our website
Directions: Travel about 10 miles on Hwy. 63/New Leicester Hwy. Turn left onto S. Turkey Creek Rd., across from the United Energy gas station. Travel for .8 miles. Take a right on Franny’s Farm Rd. Stay left on the gravel road to the farm.
Addison Farms Vineyard
4005 New Leicester Hwy., Leicester
Addison Farms Vineyard is a fourth-generation family farm in Leicester. We started our vineyard in 2009 to preserve this working farm for future generations. Visit with a family member to hear about our farm history and take in vineyard views from our front porch. Depending on the weather, you may be able to view the grape harvest in action. Those 21 or older can experience our wines in our tasting room. For a more in-depth view of the vineyard, call to reserve an advance spot on our Winemaker’s Tour (additional fee). Walk-ins accepted only if space is available. Wheelchair and stroller accessible; handicap accessible restroom available.
For sale on tour: wine tastings, wines by the bottle, wines by the glass, charcuterie products
Directions: Travel about 14 miles on Hwy. 63/New Leicester Hwy. The farm is on the right, just past Union Baptist Church on the left. Driveway is the first right after the cemetery.
Good Wheel Farm NEW
293 Sandy Mush Creek Rd., Leicester
We have planted several acres of trees, most of them native species, to provide future food as well as improve and diversify our pastures and provide shelter for our animals. Take a map-based self-guided tour of the farm to see our small hybrid grape vineyard, young hazelnut grove, riparian zone filled with paws paws, persimmons trees, and aronia berries. Plus, see our 250 laying hens, turkeys, and a flock of sheep. Wheelchair and stroller accessible; restroom available (not handicap accessible).
For sale on tour: whole chicken, eggs, lamb, or pre-order a Thanksgiving turkey
Directions: Travel about 15 miles on Hwy. 63/New Leicester Hwy. Take a left onto State Rd. 1394/Sandy Mush Creek Rd. (this is the first paved road on the left after the Reeves Grocery). Travel for 1.4 miles, bearing right at the fork. The farm will be on your left.
Camp Grier NEW
985 Camp Grier Rd., Old Fort
Tour our state-of-the-art hydroponics system, producing lettuce and microgreens, as well as our vegetable gardens, some of which utilize a grow bag system. Learn about the restaurants we sell to and how we engage kids attending summer camp in the daily activities of the farm. Handicap accessible restroom available.
For sale on tour: produce
Directions: I-40E to exit 72 for Hwy. 70 toward Old Fort. Continue on W. Main St. for about half a mile. Turn left onto Old Hwy. 70 W/State Rd. 1400 and travel for about a mile. Turn right onto Camp Grier Rd. After about a mile, turn right to stay on Camp Grier Rd. for another mile. Take a sharp left and then, after 500 feet, another left.
Crow Fly Farms NEW
222 Mount Pleasant Church Rd., Marion
Visit our multi-species farm and learn how we implement regenerative practices through holistic management and why it’s important for the future of our food system and the planet. See how we are working toward silvopasture systems across the entirety of our farm through the use of prescribed burns, planting trees, and selectively harvesting our forest. View our Belted Galloway cattle, Katahdin sheep, and Red Wattle hogs (including piglets, lambs, and calves). Take a guided tour or stroll independently through specified areas. NOTE: Due to parking restrictions, Crow Fly Farms will open at 1 p.m. on Sunday (regular hours on Saturday). The farm is accessed by walking up to the ridgeline through a cemetery and may be difficult for those with limited mobility. Restroom available (not handicap accessible).
For sale on tour: variety of pork cuts, reserve 1/4, 1/2, and whole animal for pork, beef, and lamb
Enjoy a meal: grilled sausages, sides, and drinks
Directions: I-40E to exit 81 toward Marion. Turn right onto Sugar Hill Rd. for about a mile. Turn left onto Goose Creek Rd. (at the United Friendship Freewill Baptist Church). After about 2.5 miles, turn right onto Mount Pleasant Church Rd. Park at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, on your right. From the parking lot follow the Farm Tour signs through the cemetery to reach the farm.
Sweet Betsy Farm NEW
Karen and Ed Speer
3947 Mudcut Rd., Marion
Sweet Betsy Farm is a small family farm centered around our apiary and market garden. See a honey bee observation hive up close. Cooking demonstrations will be ongoing throughout both days. Have a discussion about planting landscaping that provides pollinator habitats. Sample several varietals of honey or purchase honey and other seasonally available produce and cut flowers from our farm store. Our chickens are always happy to receive the supplied treats—a great photo opportunity! Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Portable restroom available.
For sale on tour: honey, produce, eggs, and flowers
More for kids: educational activities for kids
Directions: I-40E to exit 85 for Hwy 221. Turn right onto Hwy 221S. After 4 miles, turn left onto Mud Cut Rd. Look for signs at the corner. Take the first left into the driveway.
Lee’s One Fortune Farm NEW
Chue and Tou Lee
6054 Dysartsville Rd., Morganton
Find us on appalachiangrown.org
We are a family-owned farm business selling to farmers markets and restaurants. We practice the traditional way of growing our food. Visit our rice fields and watch demonstrations of how we harvest and cook different rice varieties, including sweet sticky and purple. Learn about our specialty fruit varieties, including melons, peaches, pears, and persimmons. Restroom available (not handicap accessible).
For sale on tour: produce
Directions: I-40E to exit 94 for Dysartsville Rd. Turn right on Dysartsville Rd. Continue for 3.5 miles. The farm will be on the right.
Chris and Stacy Fields
9999 Carnelian Dr., Fletcher
Take a guided tour of the raspberry patch with owners Chris and Stacy, who will offer demonstrations and answer questions about raspberry farming. Shop our farm store for raspberry treats or grab a grilled cheese sandwich on fresh-baked sourdough. Relax down by the creek. Some seating is available, but we encourage you to bring your own chair or blanket. Restroom available (not handicap accessible).
For sale on tour: raspberries, jam, vinegar, baked goods
More for kids: kids table with special activities
Enjoy a meal: grilled cheese sandwiches and hot cobbler with whipped cream available for purchase
Directions: Sweeten Creek Rd. (Hwy. 25A) to Mills Gap Rd. and take a left. Travel on Mills Gap Rd. for about 5 miles. Turn left onto Burney Mountain Rd. After about half a mile, turn left onto Hoopers Creek Rd. Travel 1.7 miles. Take a left on Lindsey Loop Rd. and travel for about a mile. Turn right into Henn’s Plant Nursery and bear right onto Carnelian Dr. Continue on Carnelian Dr. and look for signs directing you to the farm. NOTE: Carnelian Dr. is in two sections. You must turn through Henn’s Plant Nursery to reach the farm.
Bee-utiful Farm and Garden NEW
110 Newman Dr., Hendersonville
Our goal is to make our farm a family experience for our own children and our customers. Join us on a guided tour of our field crops and two greenhouses. Watch a step-by-step demonstration of our honey production, from honeycomb to jar. Visit with our farm animals, including cows, pigs, sheep, dogs, and cats. Learn more about our CSA program and chemical-free practices. Restroom available (not handicap accessible).
For sale on tour: honey, produce, plant starts
Directions: I-26E to exit 44 for Asheville Hwy. Turn right on Asheville Hwy. and travel for 3.4 miles. Turn left onto Brookside Camp Rd. Take the fifth right onto Hickory Hills Rd. into the Hickory Hills subdivision. After .3 miles, turn right onto Chestnut Tree Rd. Chestnut Tree Rd. becomes Newman Dr. Follow signs to the farm.
Creasman Farms NEW
Bobby and Dawn Creasman, Colby Buchanan, Haley Creasman
280 Bent Arrow Ln., Hendersonville
Come pick apples with us! We grow more than 40 varieties of heirloom and new apples, with more than a dozen varieties available for u-pick. Take home a basket of apples, or purchase cider and other value-added products from our farm stand. Go on a self-guided tour of our family farm, where we also grow peaches, nectarines, plums, blueberries, blackberries, and some vegetables. Depending on availability, pick a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers to take home. Restroom available (not handicap accessible).
For sale on tour: apples, cider, jams, jellies, baked goods
Enjoy a meal: food truck
Directions: I-26E to exit 49A and merge onto Hwy. 64 toward Bat Cave. Take the first right onto Sugarloaf Rd. and continue for about 6 miles. Turn left onto Ridge Rd. for about half a mile (it becomes Lamb Mountain Rd.). Turn right onto Union Hill Rd. After half a mile, turn left onto Bent Arrow Ln. (this is a gravel road). Follow signs to reach the farm.
Holly Spring Farm
Paul and Simone Shoemaker
1378 Turnpike Road, Mills River
Find us on appalachiangrown.org
Holly Spring Farm uses sustainable practices to produce a wide array of vegetables, from asparagus in early spring to winter squash in the fall. We specialize in growing more than 50 different tomato varieties, including conventional and heirloom types. We will conduct guided tours every half hour or so, showcasing techniques for pruning, trellising, and harvesting tomatoes. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. No restroom available.
For sale on tour: produce
Directions: I-26E to exit 40 for Asheville Regional Airport. Keep right at the fork, following signs for WNC Ag Center/Airport, and merge onto Airport Rd./NC-280W. Continue on NC-280W for 7 miles. Turn left onto Ray Hill Rd. In .5 mile take a slight right onto Turnpike Rd. Travel for .7 miles and turn right onto the gravel drive. The farm is on the right.
Sideways Farm and Brewery
Jon and Carrieann Schneider
62 Eade Road, Etowah
We use no-till, chemical-free, sustainable practices to grow hops, barley, herbs, and fruits for our beer and hard jun kombucha. Our pollinator meadow, filled with native species, and hedgerows around the farm help increase biodiversity. Get an in-depth look at our practices with farmer- and brewer-led tours. View our integrated flock of sheep, goats, chickens, and ducks. Relax with a farm-fresh beverage on our front porch. Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wheelchair and stroller accessible; handicap accessible restroom available.
For sale on tour: cut flowers, beer, hard jun kombucha, eggs
Enjoy a meal: food truck
On-farm lodging: small van camping via Harvest Host (must be a member)
Directions: I-26E to exit 40 for Asheville Regional Airport. Keep right at the fork, following signs for WNC Ag Center/Airport, and merge onto Airport Rd./NC-280W. Travel on NC-280W for 7 miles. Turn left onto Ray Hill Rd. and travel for .5 miles. Take a slight right onto Turnpike Rd. and travel for 1.6 miles. Continue onto Holly Springs Rd. and travel for 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Brickyard Rd. and travel for .3 miles. Turn left onto N Greenwood Forest Dr. and travel for .5 miles. Turn right onto Brevard Rd. and travel for .4 miles. Turn left onto Old Hwy. 64, then right onto Eade Rd. The farm is on the left.
Jeter Mountain Farm NEW
Tyler and Jared Hunsader
1126 Jeter Mountain Rd., Hendersonville
Jeter Mountain Farm grows apples, peaches, berries, pumpkins, and more on 411 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ride a wagon out to the orchards to pick your own apples. Visit our hard cider taproom or sip a glass of fresh-pressed apple cider or cup of coffee. Enjoy the donuts made onsite or get lunch from our food truck while listening to live music. Shop in our gift shop for specialty food and hand-crafted gift items. Partially wheelchair and stroller accessible; handicap accessible restroom available.
For sale on tour: specialty food and gift items, apples, hard cider, fresh-pressed cider, coffee
Enjoy a meal: food truck, The 1813 Smokehouse
More for kids: play area in a barn with slides, hay mountain, playhouse, tractor tire trampolines, and more
Directions: I-26E to exit 44 for Asheville Hwy. Turn right on Asheville Hwy. and travel for about 6 miles. Continue straight onto Church St. for .4 miles. Turn right onto Kanuga Rd. and travel for 8 miles (Kanuga becomes Crab Creek Rd.). Turn right onto Jeter Mountain Rd., then bear left to stay on Jeter Mountain Rd. Continue for 1 mile. Turn right at the sign for Jeter Mountain Farm and continue up the drive to park.