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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

Farmers & Flavors of Appalachia Tour

 

Beginning September Farm Tour Details:

Our tour begins at 9AM when we head into the beautiful rolling hills of Alexander, NC where we find Carolina Bison Farm. Carolina Bison offers the opportunity to get up close and personal with Buffalo, Watusi Cattle and Camels!

Next we head to Franny's Farm, located in Leicester. A pioneer in  industrial hemp production in Western NC, Franny's offers an organic farm for visitors to celebrate, learn, explore, relax and have a memorable time. Franny’s Farm is at the core an organic, sustainable farm that is home to many animals such as chickens, turkeys, sheep, goats and a donkey. There are vegetable, fruit, flower, bee and pollinator gardens as well as a u-pick blueberry hill.

From Leicester we head to the Sandy Mush community and the home of the beautiful Lady Luck Flower Farm.  Cradled by the Southern Appalachian mountains, in a cove of cattle and hay farms, lies this land of blossom and bliss. Carefully tended ground, an eye for detail, a deep respect for art, ceremony and ritual, we are inspired by the intersection of wild and cultivated. From our design work to our farming practices we are guided by the laws of love, health and beauty. Here we meet the farmer, stroll the flower fields and pick a few flowers. We finish with a farm fresh lunch under their outdoor pavilion.

(Occasionally different farms may be substituted)

 

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Cheese, Glass, Flower Blast Experience Tour

Participating Farms:

 

Farm Tour Details:

 

  • 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
  • Our first stop is the very special Flying Cloud Farm where they grow vegetables, berries, and flowers using sustainable methods without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides.
  • Next stop is 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.  A visit to Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience. Victor’s cheeses are available for purchase and you may bring your own wine to enjoy during the cheese tasting.
  • For lunch we visit Little Round Farmhouse, a small homestead, bakery and farm started in 2015 by Dominic and Dov Deustachio.  They bake and sell bread at local farmers markets and festivals.  In addition they raise rabbits and chickens for meat, eggs and compost, grow produce for themselves and their community
  • Occasionally for lunch, we visit either the Straightaway Cafe or Roots and Fruits
  • Straightaway Cafe, a cafe, pub, and music venue set in the twisted pastoral farmland of highway 9 is about fostering community with humans near and far using our passions for good music, good food, and good service. We do five free family-friendly music shows a week. We're proud to serve local meats and produce
  • Roots and Fruits mission is to help build a local food community by working with local farmers and producers to supply a small neighborhood market.  At less then a quarter acre they've created the garden as a large educational part of their business. Not only do they produce enough food to sell in the market and cook in the kitchen but it demonstrates where food actually comes from, the earth. They use organic practices and many permaculture based concepts,  raise chickens for eggs, grow annuals, perennials, fruit trees, and grow all year long through large and small hoop house cold frames.
  • Between 3:15 and 3:30 we are back in the van for a 3:45 -4:30 arrival back in Asheville

(Occasionally different farms may be substituted)

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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.

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About Us

A fun and enriching guided tour adventure where sustainable farmers share their passion and knowledge. Full day tours include a farm sourced lunch and afternoon tours include a tasting.

Address: Asheville, North Carolina

Phone: 📞  828-357-7343

Email: avlfarmtabletours@gmail.com

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