Thursday, May 26, 2011

ASAP's Family Farm Tour 2011 Scheduled on June 25 & 26

For one weekend every summer, the gates and barns of WNC farms open to the public for the Family Farm Tour — even those farms that don’t normally allow visitors! The self-guided tour is your chance to learn how food grows, taste farm-fresh treats, interact with farm animals, and meet the community’s food producers.

How does it work?

1. Buy an admission button

2. Pack your car with your family or a group of friends

3. Grab, or download, a tour guide

4. Set off to celebrate the region’s agricultural heritage and enjoy our beautiful rural landscape! Farms are open 1-6 pm both days.

Buttons are:
$25 pre-purchase
$30 the day of the event
$10 per carload to visit individual farms.

This year, your Family Farm Tour button gets you into the Polk County Farm Tour, too!

Get the full Polk County Farm Tour Map at Mills Spring Ag Center, 4 School Rd Mill Spring, NC 28756, or at any of the participating farms. While ASAP's Family Farm Tour happens on Saturday and Sunday, June 25th and 26th, Polk County farms will be open ONLY on Saturday the 25th.

For more information, including a list of button vendors and details on volunteering and attending the tour for FREE, visit or call 828-236-1282 ext. 114.

ASAP’s Family Farm Tour is sponsored by Biltmore and Greenlife Grocery; WNC Magazine is the media sponsor. Friends of the Family Farm Tour are: BB&T, Bouchon, The Market Place, Rosetta’s Kitchen, ScreenDoor, Slow Food Asheville, Sunny Point Cafe & Bakery, and West End Bakery.

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