Frequently Asked Questions

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What should I wear?

Please be sure to wear closed toed comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots. In addition, choose comfortable weather appropriate clothing. Sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses are also a good idea.

What food and drink will be provided?

We will provide still and sparkling water, snacks and lunch.

Do you offer discounts for large parties or private tours?

Yes, you can reserve the entire van for a private tour.  Please contact us by phone or email and we can discuss the details and pricing.

What do I need to bring?

There is nothing you have to bring, but we suggest bringing your camera or phone and a light rain jacket.  You may also bring wine and/or beer to enjoy with lunch.  There is no additional charge for this.  On Fridays when we visit Hickory Nut Gap Farm, they will have beer and wine available for purchase so you cannot bring your own on this tour.

How long does the tour last?

The tour lasts approximately 5-6 hours. 

Will I have cell phone service during the tour?

Cell phone reception can be spotty in the mountains, but at a minimum, you should have intermittent reception.

How many people will be on my trip?

A maximum of 12 people, including the tour guide, will be on the tour.

Is the tour physically demanding?

The farm tours consist of a casual stroll through the properties, but there could be some muddy areas and small hills to climb. In addition, the tour van is high off the ground and you do need to be able to pull yourself up into the vehicle. Unfortunately, due to the inherent nature of farmland, we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs at this time.

What is your rain policy?

As the weather patterns in the mountains vary greatly from area to area, the tours will proceed as scheduled unless there is 100% rain.

What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies?

We will do our best to accommodate any dietary restrictions or food allergies.   Because the meals are prepared with ingredients from the farms you will visit, we do not have the ability to purchase special foods. There will always be a vegetarian option and usually gluten free options. Please advise us and discuss your dietary restrictions prior to booking and we can discuss what options are available. Unfortunately, we’re unable to supply meals in accordance with strict religious requirements.

What if I need to change or cancel my booking?

If you need to make a change to your booking, please contact us immediately. After your reservation has been confirmed, changes or cancellation do incur a fee.

Changes and Cancellations:

Changes and cancellations made a minimum of 48 hours prior to the tour will incur a $25 fee. Changes and cancellations made two weeks prior to the tour will receive a refund. No refund will be given when changes or cancellations are made less than 48 hours prior to the tour. Please do not hesitate to contact us with changes and cancellations because special arrangements may be available.

Can I bring my children?

Yes!

What should I do if I sometimes get carsick?

As mountain roads can be curvy, it is advisable to take dramamine or another anti nausea medication.

Are tips or gratuity included?

Tips are not included or necessary, but are always appreciated!

What if I arrive late and miss a part of the tour?

If we have already left the meeting spot, depending on the time, we may be able to give you directions to catch up to us.We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a trip.

Can I smoke on the tour?

There is a no smoking policy when on board the van. We do, however, make comfort stops.  We request that you ask if smoking is OK at a given location.  In addition, please dispose of cigarette butts properly.

About Us

A fun and enriching guided tour adventure and farm sourced lunch, where sustainable farmers share their passion and knowledge.

Address: Asheville, North Carolina

Phone: 📞  828-606-9553

Email: avlfarmtabletours@gmail.com

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