By Alex Alesi, fall communications intern

When ASAP’s Farm Tour kicks off next weekend, 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.

This week’s new tour participants are Alan and Susan Fox, whose Burnsville farm The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms is home to corn shuck dolls, necklaces of local stone, and Bloody Butcher corn.

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