WNC CRAFT 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 to October.
- Provide an overview of the farming operation, as well as a focused look at a topic of that farmer’s choosing.
- Are always followed by a group potluck!
Please remember WNC CRAFT is a membership program. Minimal membership 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 15th||Flying Cloud Farm, Fairview, NC||Plant Propagation|
|Thursday, April 26th||Full Sun Farm & Goldfinch Gardens |
@ New Belgium Brewery
|Twilight Talk: Crop Planning|
|Saturday, May 5th||New Roots Market Garden, Marshall, NC||Apprentice Gathering: 1st Year Growing for Market|
|Sunday, May 27||Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Fairview, NC||Grassfed Beef & Rotational Grazing|
|Saturday, June 9||Open Ridge Farm, Burnsville, NC||Value-Added Farm Products|
|Thursday, June 28th||Rayburn Farm @ New Belgium Brewery||Twilight Talk: Diversified Marketing Strategies|
|Sunday, July 29th||Gaia Herbs, Brevard NC||Medicinal Herbs & Soil Health|
|Sunday, August 12th||SAHC Incubator Farm, Alexander, NC||Equipment Repair & Maintenance|
|Sunday, September 9th||A Way of Life Farm, Bostic, NC||Planting a Fruit & Nut Orchard|
|Sunday, September 23rd||Glorious Forest Farm in partnership with The Appalachian Beginning Forest Farming Coalition||Silvopasture - Animals in the Woods!|
|Sunday, October 14th||Franny's Farm, Leicester, NC||Raising Poultry|
If you have any questions about this program, please contact Cameron, Farmer Programs Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OGS Farmer Programs are made possible by our farmer network and funding in part by Carolina Farm Credit, Community Foundation of WNC, CLIF Bar Family Foundation, French Broad Food Co-op, New Belgium Brewing, Organic Valley - Farmers Advocating for Organic Farming, Simply Organic 1%, and by the USDA-NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Grant #2016-70017-25341. Read more about Farmer Programs' Funding Partners here.