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Embark on an epic "Agri-Adventure" in Haywood County

Embark on an epic “Agri-Adventure” in Haywood County

Photo by Rachael McIntosh, courtesy of Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon
May 19 2016

Embark on an epic “Agri-Adventure” in Haywood County

Feature photo by Rachael McIntosh, courtesy of Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon

Can you imagine a place where farmers grow hundreds of acres of fresh produce, graze cattle, raise shrubs, trees, herbs, and bees—create dozens of value added products like Peach Shine Jam & Rainbow Trout Caviar—while embodying the character of a rural community?  This is Haywood County, NC…where you can embark on the the most epic “agri-adventure” ever!

Haywood County is well known for providing some of the most authentic agritourism offerings in Western North Carolina. From picking your own bushel of berries and meandering through some of the best farmers markets in the region to meeting local bison and other unique on-farm residents (like llamas, mini-horses, goats, bunnies and more) and relaxing at the end of the day with a delicious farm to table dinner and a cool craft beer (made with locally grown hops, of course).  You can find all of this AND MORE in Buy Haywood’s 2016 “Find Your Adventure” Agritourism Guide! Printed guides are free and can be found at locations across Haywood County including the Haywood County Visitor Center, Haywood Chamber of Commerce and other sites throughout the county.  Locations listed at www.BuyHaywood.com.

The 2016 Agritourism Guide has been designed to appeal to the vibrant and diverse traveler, like you —from empty nesters to modern families. This unique and popular publication crisscrosses Haywood offering year round opportunities to enjoy a variety of experiences celebrating our rich farming and agricultural heritage.

Photo courtesy of Buy Haywood

The 2016 Guide includes: farmer and tailgate markets, roadside stands, on farm markets, U Pick farms, specialty retail shops, rustic hospitality venues, historic preservation and local gardens, Christmas tree farms, plant nurseries, a 2016 Calendar of heritage related events, a listing of farm-to-table restaurant and other local flavor entertainment spots. The guide also features a spectacular hand drawn map of Haywood County by local naturalist, Ken Czarnomski, breathtaking photos by Ed Kelley, and a delicious Summer Fruit Salsa recipe from Chef Jackie Blevins of Perfectly Seasoned.

Make sure you stop by and pick up your guide today.  Come see us at the Haywood County Visitor Center – 1110 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751.  Or you can even download a digital copy here.

Buy Haywood is a project of the Haywood Advancement Foundation. Agritourism efforts receive vital support the Haywood Advancement Foundation, Bethel Rural Community Organization, Haywood County Tourism Authority and other stakeholders.

Photo courtesy of Buy Haywood

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