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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:25

Get a taste of farm life

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A farm tour June 24-25 will give participants a chance to get hands-on at more than 20 farms in Western North Carolina. 

The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s tour includes opportunity to milk dairy goats, care for heirloom tomatoes and everything in between. The farms are located in seven different clusters in Buncombe, Henderson and Madison counties. 

In addition to the tour itself, the weekend will include a tour kick-off dinner at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, an exclusive farm-to-table event with tickets available for $100 apiece to benefit ASAP. In addition, 5 percent of net sales at Whole Foods Market and Greenlife Grocery will go to ASAP June 22. 

Farm tour passes are available for $30 online, with day-of passes available at any farm on the tour for $40. Tours include a map, driving directions, tour tips and descriptions of participating farms. 

Tour volunteers are needed as well. Volunteers spend one of the tour days welcoming visitors at a farm and receive a free pass for the other day. 

Sign-ups and ticket sales for the above items are available at

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