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How does the day generally flow?
- We meet at different times on different days, as early as 9:30 and as late as 1:00pm. Check specific tours for specific hours
- Our tours visit two to three farms where we enjoy the farmer’s personally guided tour
- Locally made snacks, ice cold water, both still and sparkling are served throughout
- Many farms have a store we can visit and purchase fresh items at their source
- Ample space is provided for any purchases in chilled ice chests in the van
- Listen, learn and enjoy, as the farmers share their passion and knowledge
- On full day tours, around 2PM, the Chef prepares a lunch with ingredients from the farms we just visited. Celebrating the age-old tradition of community and fresh wholesome ingredients, our farm-to-table meal is a meaningful conclusion to a day of fun
- Arrival back in Asheville varies daily and can be as early as 3:00pm and as late as 5:300pm. Please check on specific tour days for more information
Flavors of Appalachia Tour
Farm Tour Details:
We meet at 9:30 for the tour and head north to Madison County, known as the “Jewel of the Blue Ridge”, it offers visitors majestic natural beauty combined with a rich Appalachian heritage of farming and traditional music.
Our tour usually starts at beautiful Highgate Farm where produce, as delicious as it is beautiful is grown following organic practices in a reclaimed old tobacco field. During certain seasons there will be over eight types of lettuce and over eight different types of peppers in the field.
Our other stop on this tour is either East Fork Farm or Carolina Bison Farm. both places are a joy to see. Carolina Bison offers the opportunity to get up close and personal with buffalo, watusi cattle, and camels! East Fork Farm is a beautiful farm where they raise laying hens, chicken, sheep, beef, trout, cattle and rabbits. to top it off they have a working gristmill where they grind heritage corn into corn meal and grits. Both locations have products available for sale.
The last stop of our day is a visit with Chef Sebastiaan at his homestead and 1oo year old farm house. He and his wife Ariel follow organic practices in raising fruits, vegetables, chickens, rabbits and bees. After a tour Chef Sebastiaan prepares a delicious , fresher than fresh, Farm To Table lunch with ingredients from his homestead and some of the other farms you visited. We eat this fabulous meal alfresco in the beautiful garden as long as the weather holds.
(Occasionally different farms may be substituted)
Cheese, Glass, Flower Class : Fairview Experience Tour
Farm Tour Details:
This tour currently under construction
- 10:30 Meet for the tour and greet your fellow farm adventurers
- First settled around 1783, Fairview, only slightly larger than six square miles, is an area rich in history, beauty and multi generational farming
- Between 3:00 and 4:00 we are back in the van for a 3:15 -4:30 arrival back in Asheville
Have your "Whey" with Libations Mini Tour
Farm Tour Details:
Enjoy a special Saturday afternoon. Begin your adventure at one of two local creameries, Round Mountain Creamery or Looking Glass Creamery. At Round Mountain Creamery they raise friendly nubian and alpine goats who produce delicious grade A milk with which they produce flavorful soft goat cheeses. Looking Glass Creamery specializes in cow's milk cheese from their farm and dairy in Rutherford County. Their award winning cheeses are absolutely scrumptious! Both creamery visits include a tasting of these truly special cheeses.
The creameries have cheese for sale that you can take home with you. You may also bring your own wine to enjoy at Round Mountain Creamery during the tasting. At Looking Glass Creamery, they have wine available for purchase.
Our next stop will be either a boutique rum and gin distillery or a small, unique, local, family owned Brewery. You will have the opportunity to sample these tasty beverages at both of these unique local spots! In addition to the sampling, their beverages are also available for purchase to take home with you!
Cave Aged Cheese & Craft Spirits Tour
Farm Tour Details:
Starting just after lunch, our Wednesday afternoon tour heads first to Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery, a truly special place conceived of by artist Victor Chiarizia. The handmade cheese created by Victor and his staff reflect traditional techniques with a flair of ingenuity. Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery is the only creamery in Western North Carolina that ages cheese in a natural rock-wall cave carved out of the land. Victor’s artistic talent also makes itself known with his glass sculptures that decorate the landscape. Visitors receive a guided tour of where the cheese is made, visit the cave where the cheese is aged, and are rewarded with a tasting of some of the creameries best cheeses. Guests may bring their own wine to enjoy during the tasting and cheeses will be available for sale too if you want to take some home!
Our next stop is H & H Distillery where the Howard Family aims to create the finest quality craft spirits such as Hazel 63 Rum and Hwy 9 Gin. This visit includes a guided tour of the distillery followed by a tasting of their award winning rum and remarkable gin, both of which are also available for sale.
A fun and enriching guided tour adventure and farm sourced lunch, where sustainable farmers share their passion and knowledge.
Address: Asheville, North Carolina
Phone: 📞 828-357-7343