Farm Tours

Farmers learn best from other farmers, and aspiring farmers learn best from hearing how successful farmers in the region are running their farms. Farm Tours form the core of the WNC CRAFT training program. Tours:

  • occur 1–2 times monthly from April through October;
  • provide an overview of the farming operation, as well as a focused look at a topic of that farmer’s choosing; and
  • are always followed by a group potluck!

WNC CRAFT is a membership program, and its fees cover a whole year of learning and networking opportunities. More details will be provided on each tour upon joining CRAFT.

CRAFT Farm Tour Schedule 2018

Sunday, April 15thFlying Cloud Farm, Fairview, NCPlant Propagation
Thursday, April 26thFull Sun Farm & Goldfinch Gardens
@ New Belgium Brewery
Twilight Talk: Crop Planning
Saturday, May 5th
New Roots Market Garden, Marshall, NCApprentice Gathering: 1st Year Growing for Market
Sunday, May 27Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Fairview, NCGrassfed Beef & Rotational Grazing
Saturday, June 9Open Ridge Farm, Burnsville, NCValue-Added Farm Products
Thursday, June 28thRayburn Farm @ New Belgium BreweryTwilight Talk: Diversified Marketing Strategies
Sunday, July 29thGaia Herbs, Brevard NCMedicinal Herbs & Soil Health
Sunday, August 12thSAHC Incubator Farm, Alexander, NCEquipment Repair & Maintenance
Sunday, September 9thA Way of Life Farm, Bostic, NCPlanting a Fruit & Nut Orchard
Sunday, September 23rdGlorious Forest Farm in partnership with The Appalachian Beginning Forest Farming CoalitionSilvopasture - Animals in the Woods!
Sunday, October 14thFranny's Farm, Leicester, NCRaising Poultry

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Cameron, Farmer Programs Director, at

OGS Farmer Programs are made possible by our farmer network and our funding partners: USDA-NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Grant #2016-70017-25341, USDA Rural Business Development Program, Community Foundation of WNC, Polk County Community Foundation, CLIF Bar Family Foundation, New Belgium Brewing, Simply Organic 1%. Our Growth Partners (year-round program support) are: Carolina Farm Credit, French Broad Food Coop, Mountain Rose Herbs, Earth Tools, Biltmore Company, Red Moon Herbs, Living Web Farms, and Chelsea Green Publishing. Our Media Sponsors are Hendersonville Community Co-op, and WNCW.