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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