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*Deadline Extended* Contest: Tell Us Your Tour & Win!

What’s your plan, Stan? Your plan for this weekend’s Farm Tour, that is!

Comment below and share which farms you and your carload plan to visit, and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to any show at Asheville Community Theatre! Comment by midnight Friday to be eligible (deadline extended, as we learned the site was unfortunately down for a bit). A winner will be notified by Tuesday, September 25.

More Farm Tour links:
Complete list of participating farms + more tour information
Purchase your pass online (must be picked up at the ASAP office by Friday, or on Saturday at Asheville City Market)
Appalachian Grown App, can be used to map your adventure (Android version going live soon) 

  • Pscarlson

    I wish I could go to all of the farms…I am a food blogger.  My blog is at .  I blog about local seasonal cooking and this tour is right up my alley.   I plan on going to Addison Farms Vineyard, Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Round Mountain Creamery and Bee Tree Farm and Vineyard.

    • asapfromhere

      So great to connect with you and your blog, and thanks for sharing your route! Have a great time!

  • Eileen

    On Saturday we plan to start at ASHEVILLE FRESH to view their Hydroponic Production then move onto NEW SPROUT ORGANIC FARMS to check out their Organic
    Vegetable Production for Grocers, Farm Equipment, Farm Stand; from there we’ll travel south to HICKORY NUT GAP FARM to see their Cattle, Pigs, Chickens, Apples, and Farm Store. and If there is time we will then visit CLOUD 9 FARM, which is on our way back home, to see their mountain laurel decor and rustic benches, honey and honey products and cosmetics, frozen berries, shakes, blueberry fudge and native pollinator homes.

    On Sunday  our plan is to leave Asheville early and drive out to Burnsville to arrive at WELLSPRING FARM to see their Llamas, Alpacas, Sheep, Rabbits and the goods they have for sale. Then we have a plotted a map to take us a back way to LONG BRANCH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER and visit our friends the Gallimores and see thier Berries, American Chestnut Nursery, Heirloom Apples, Aquaculture and Nature Trails. We might try to go through Barnardsville on the way to the EEC to visit HAWK AND IVY B&B and view their Edible Landscaping Demonstration Garden and organic gardens but it depends how much time we spend with the llamas!

    • asapfromhere

      Thanks for sharing, Eileen! Sounds like you’ll get to see a nice diversity of area farms with your plan!

  • I hope to go to Mountain Harvest Organics in Spring Creek (Madison). I hear they have a great deer fence.

  • Brittany

    We’ll be headed to Round Mountain Creamery on Saturday after market to meet the goats and pick up some yummy goat milk and cheese. Then we’re planning a quick stop at Cloud 9 to try some blueberry fudge (yum!) before we go down to Justus Orchard in Henderson County. 

    On Sunday we’ll be headed to Sunburst trout since we love their products but have never seen the farm, and will then go up to East Fork Farm in Madison County. I hope that there will be time to visit Mountain Gardens as well, but I’m not sure we’ll make it all the way up to Burnsville. Maybe we’ll flip flop our trip and leave earlier in the morning!

  • Amanda Riley

    On Saturday we headed up towards Mars Hill/Marshall after a morning at the awesome tailgate market here in Black Mt. We went to Dry Ridge Farm, then East Fork (which we found to be SO well planned out and organized), then on to Bee Tree Farm and Vineyard for lunch.  Our last stop was Wild Mountain Apiaries, where we got some great advice for our own hive issues, tasted delicious infused honeys, and enjoyed wandering through the gardens and chicken-watching. 

    Today (Sunday) we plan to go to Burnsville to spend the day at Mountain Farm (which I always mean to visit during their lavender festival but never get to…) and Firefly Farm.  I’d like to get over to Wellspring as well, but we’ll see where the day takes us with two toddlers in tow.  Yesterday was a lesson in not trying to bite off more than we could chew! (we’d set out hoping to visit another farm or two)

    • asapfromhere

      So glad you’re having a great Farm Tour weekend, Amanda! Thanks for sharing your adventures and today’s plan!