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Friday August 31st, 2012 11:53 Meet the Newcomers: Razor Mountain’s Mary Tavolacci and Mike Quirk

By Alex Alesi, fall communications intern

When ASAP’s Farm Tour kicks off next month, you’ll have the chance to learn from and explore more than 30 family-owned farms spread throughout Western North Carolina. Many of these farms are longstanding tour participants and will be familiar to those of you who attended last year and in other years past. More than a dozen, however, will make their Farm Tour debuts in 2012.

Today, discover one such newcomer, a diverse farm in the mountains around Barnardsville: Razor Mountain!

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Tuesday August 28th, 2012 15:16 Meet the Newcomers: Farm Tour Q&A Series

By Alex Alesi, ASAP’s fall communications intern

When ASAP’s Farm Tour kicks off next month, you’ll have the chance to learn from and explore more than 30 family farms—spread throughout Western North Carolina. Many of these farms are longstanding tour participants and will be familiar to those of you who attended last year and in other years past. But, more than a dozen of them will make their Farm Tour debuts in 2012.

What do these new farms have to offer? What are their histories? Who are the farmers that tend their fields? Find out in our Meet the Newcomers Q&A series, which first introduces us to a burgeoning vineyard in Leicester. Meet the Newcomers will continue weekly (and maybe bi-weekly!) until September 22, so stay tuned!

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Friday August 24th, 2012 11:19 Let the Farm Tour Countdown Begin!

In just one month, on September 22 and 23, the gates and barns of 35 Western North Carolina farms will open for YOU during our annual Farm Tour! The self-guided tour offers you the chance to learn how food grows, taste farm-fresh products, interact with farm animals, and meet the community’s food producers.

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