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“More than I expected”

Asheville Farm To Table Tours
Ranked #14 of 37 Food & Drink in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Asheville Farm To Table Tours provides fun, memorable experiences for individuals, couples, groups, or the whole family! Enjoy a personable guided experience while you discover local farms near Asheville and across Western North Carolina. Tastings and lunch, personally prepared with ingredients from the farms you visit are also included in our tours.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed June 3, 2016

Had a great time visiting a small ranch farm, a goat farm cheese creamery, and a homesteaded farm where we had a delicious meal prepared from all local veggies, meats, and cheeses. Family visitors plan to do this tour when they arrive this summer.

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Reviewed June 2, 2016

What a unique experience! There were 10 of us and we were warmly greeted by Ann in a convenient parking lot at 10am to board her very nice van. After introductions and an overview of what was ahead, we were off toward our first stop at the Madison County Visitors Center. It was a quick stop, with time to gather info about other opportunities for fun in the area, and also an all important potty break. Then we traveled to East Fork Farm. Such a beautiful drive thru the countryside of Madison County which is easy to see fits the tag, "Jewel of the Blue Ridge". Famer Dawn toured us through each area of their working farm giving us facts about their day to day operations as we walked through to view chickens, turkeys, rabbits, sheep and got to see the inside of a working grist mill. Great place to pick up fresh eggs and lamb chops. Many other products available in their cute little farm store.

Our next stop was Spinning Spider Creamery, an interesting goat cheese making facility on a small family farm. Small but mighty as we found out the Biltmore Estate and many area restaurants are their biggest clients as well as setting up for locals at several farmer’s markets. Cullen and his mother Chris walked us through the cheese making process and we peeked in on their concise operation. Here we were able to pet a few baby goats and enjoy seeing them in the tidy barn area. “So cute!” Everyone bought cheese in their store as we had already tasted their cheeses and couldn’t wait to nibble again!

Back on the van and off to Farmer’s Hands for lunch. Sebastian, a young professional Chef from Holland and New York, and his wife are homesteading at a beautiful turn of the century farm and have put lots of love into it with picture perfect grounds featuring a hoop house, raised vegetable beds, impeccable flower garden and restored farmhouse. They also have chickens, ducks & rabbits that Sebastian incorporates in his promoted monthly Farm to Table dinners. He prepared a delicious lunch for us in his kitchen that included ingredients from each of the farms we visited including turkey, greens, herbs, goat cheeses & eggs. Some of us ate at his kitchen table and some out on a table under a tree in the front yard. Any photographer could shoot in any direction and have the backdrop for a magazine worthy photo! What a enjoyable day………an experience not to be missed.
Brenda

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Ann D S, Owner at Asheville Farm To Table Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2016

Brenda W,

We really appreciate your great review of Asheville Farm to Table Tours! We hope you can join us on a tour of three different farms in the future. Thanks again!

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Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time visiting the farms! Ann is a wonderful host and the farmers were friendly and informative. We went on the Thursday tour were able to taste some products from each farm, including award winning goat cheeses. We were also able to make purchases from the individual farm stores to take home. (The chicken from East Fork was especially tasty) The day was topped off with a fabulous lunch buffet made with ingredients from the farms we had just visited. Lunch was served at a charming homestead by an accomplished chef. Thanks for opening your home to us Sebastian! Hope to see you again at one of your farm dinners! Looking forward to taking one of the other tours offered down the road!

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Ann D S, Owner at Asheville Farm To Table Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2016

We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Thursday tour and really appreciate your review! I do hope you will be able to join us again!

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Reviewed June 1, 2016

The tour of the farms was wonderful. Seeing the beautiful WNC countryside, hearing about the farms directly from the farmers and then enjoying a fantastic meal crafted from the local ingredients made for a very special day!

1  Thank Mary Z
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Ann D S, Owner at Asheville Farm To Table Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2016

I am so glad you enjoyed the tour! We loved having you as our guest.

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