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Family Farms Asheville-Tour? Invest? A Real Estate Snapshot. . .

We make it a practice to keep an eye out for clients eager to relocate to Asheville with the intention of creating a family farm of their own. So this weekend, June 26th and 27th,  we are heading out to visit at least 10 family farms in the Asheville area to meet farmers who already have done this successfully.   For others on the tour, this could be the perfect opportunity to look at how a variety of farms (37 at last count)  operate. But we are taking into account the stated desire for right livelihood expressed by our clients who anticipate this way of life as a solution to their quest.

farm tour ashevilleSponsored by ASAP, the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, the Family Farm Tour covers six counties in Western North Carolina.

Looking at Asheville area real estate in a relaxed way as we tour sizable area within an hour of Asheville,  means we have the opportunity to speak with  the owners of family farms . This is something we anticipate with pleasure each year when we take the Mountain Family Farm Tour.  

A snapshot of farm life.

In just a weekend, we can get a snapshot of what life is like on the Asheville area farms. There are organic growers, orchard tenders,berry farmers-  friendly people all about.

This snapshot of farm life in the Asheville region " home to agriculture of all kinds, ranging from century farms cultivated by the same family for generations, to certified organic farms, to urban garden," is an important element in the decision-making process when it comes to making the choice to invest in a way of life that is both demanding and rewarding.

Animals? Get a close up look at goats, chickens, lambs, horses, mules, cows, donkeys, and maybe some you did nllama on the Asheville farmot expect to visit-  bison and  llamas! (see photo)

Farming Skills? Apple butter making, milking, wool spinning and storytelling...We are looking forward to another scoop of artisan ice cream to top off the picnic we'll have at a farm along the way.

What's New Down on the Farm?  Farms using renewable energy systems, a hydroponics system, and edible landscapes  -and maybe even a putting green!  (I'm smiling)

 

Click here for a PDF file on the 2010 Asheville Mountain Area Farm Tour Guide

 

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Comments

I'd like to know who else has a secret desire to be the steward of a small farm with a stream and rolling hills, southern exposure ,  a pear tree that Granny planted 50 years ago, your family gathered there....and on the back side of the yard...a wee putting green...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 9 years ago

janeAnne

Having a family farm would be an interesting lifestyle.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

I eventually want a mini-farm, not to grow for profit, but just for my family and friends.  My grandparents had a big farm and I love the lifestyle.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 9 years ago

Amazing... there has been so many acres of farmland which is now homes to subdividions both large and small.. and now that all that is gone, some are looking for mini farms or gentleman/women farms.  It makes you scratch you head...

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 9 years ago

Lou~

It's interesting to think of a small family farm on only 10 acres that can feed a family and still provide food for the community.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 9 years ago

Tammy~

I know of one with a cool stream that borders it and already producing organic produce right here within 20 minutes of Asheville that you would love...come on up! =)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 9 years ago

Joan~

There is someting to be said for being that close to nature- planting beets- watching the sprout-taking good care of them- and then using Grandma's favorite recipe to fix them for "Sunday Supper' down at the neighbors' picnic...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 9 years ago

JaneAnne this sounds like a wonderful event and one that could apply to my area.  There are many small farms with a variety of products in the Mid-Hudson Valley NY region.

I know you will have fun on the tour and we should see some photos.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 9 years ago

Fascinating photos JaneAnne.  In the photo with the large leafed plant, and what looks to be some sort of red fruit growing - What is that?  It doesn't look familiar to me.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 9 years ago

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