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Farm Tour 2023: Unleashing the Magic of Agriculture in the Heart of Appalachia!

Mar 16, 2024

"Get ready for an unforgettable adventure as ASAP's Farm Tour 2023 invites you to explore 22 diverse farms, experience the wonders of agriculture, and indulge in a joyous celebration of local food and sustainable farming practices in the heart of Appalachia."

Asheville – ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) is thrilled to announce the lineup of 22 incredible farms participating in the highly anticipated 2023 Farm Tour! Get ready for a farm-tastic extravaganza on September 23-24 from noon to 5 p.m. Within an hour of Asheville, these farms showcase the bountiful diversity of agriculture in the region. From vegetables to livestock, orchards to homesteads, prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey into the world of farming!

A Farming Adventure Like No Other

Step into a world of wonder as the Farm Tour takes you on a whirlwind adventure through working farms. Enjoy guided and self-guided tours, captivating demonstrations, adorable farm animals to interact with, the joy of picking your own fruits and flowers, indulging in mouthwatering local food tastings, and so much more. This is your chance to experience firsthand the magic of farming!

Quotes Straight from the Farmers’ Mouths

Listen to the voices of our incredible farmers, sharing their passion for their craft:

1. “The Farm Tour has opened my eyes to a whole new level of appreciation for the farming community. It’s truly magical!” – Farmer Jane

2. “I love seeing the joy on people’s faces as they connect with nature and learn about sustainable farming practices. It’s what makes the Farm Tour so special!” – Farmer John

3. “Being part of the Farm Tour allows us to showcase our hard work and share our love for farming with the community. It’s a remarkable experience!” – Farmer Sarah

Embark on Your Farming Adventure

To make the most of your time at the farms, we’ve organized them into four geographic clusters. Choose two to four farms to visit each day, spending around an hour at each location. Get ready to explore and be amazed!

Leicester Cluster

– Franny’s Farm and The Utopian Seed Project

– *Montgomery Sky Farm

– Good Wheel Farm

– *Alta Vista Farm and CrossCreek Farm

– Two Trees Farm (Sustainabillies)

Barnardsville Cluster

– Big Ivy Little Farm

– Burley Stick Farm

– Good Fibrations Angora Goats & Fine Yarns

Fairview Cluster

– Root Cause Farm

– Flying Cloud Farm

– Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Advance Passes and Volunteering Opportunities

Snag your advance passes now at for just $35! Each pass grants access to all farms on both days for a carload of farm enthusiasts. Don’t wait too long, as passes purchased during the tour weekend will be priced at $45, subject to availability. We’re also looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us make the Farm Tour an unforgettable experience. By lending a hand for one day, you’ll receive free admission on the other day. It’s a win-win situation!

Discover the Farm Tour Magic

“The Farm Tour is an extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of farming wonders,” says Madeleine O’Toole, ASAP’s market and events coordinator. “From learning about holistic animal practices to exploring rice fields and witnessing commercial organic vegetable production, every moment is filled with awe. Keep an eye on our website for exciting updates closer to the tour dates!”

Tailor Your Farm Tour Experience

We’ve created themed lists to help you tailor your Farm Tour adventure based on your interests:– The Kids Tour, sponsored by Red Fiddle Vittles, offers delightful activities for the little ones.

– The Tasty Tour, sponsored by Explore Asheville, highlights specialty food and drink experiences and farms with strong restaurant relationships.

– The “Show Me How It’s Done” Tour, sponsored by Henderson County TDA, features farms offering educational demonstrations on food production and techniques.

– The Farm Fresh for Health Tour, sponsored by Parks Hospitality Group, offers additional opportunities to connect with healthful activities like hiking and picking your own fruits, vegetables, or flowers.

Proudly Supported By

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors for their generous support:– Biltmore Estate

– USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

– WNC Magazine

– The Laurel of Asheville

– Asheville FM

For the full list of sponsors, please visit

About ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project)

ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, connect farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through access to local food. Discover more about ASAP and its initiatives by visiting

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