Agritourism in the Smoky Mountains in Haywood County, NC
Fresh & tasty exploration
The rich soil of Haywood County has made it a robust agricultural community for hundreds of years, and the same traditions continue today. This has put the county on the map as one of the most diverse agritourism destinations in the region.
Our partner organization Buy Haywood prides itself on helping introduce high-quality farm products to community-minded consumers. Buy Haywood creates and distributes the “Taste of Haywood” monthly eMagazine, which celebrates the seasonal flavors of our region and the growers behind them. Buy Haywood highlights working farms, produce stands, markets, farm-to-table restaurants, and activities so you can experience first-hand the colorful and diverse “agripreneurial” community of Haywood County.
One of the best ways to explore Haywood County is to visit one of our many U-Pick farms. Whether you’re looking for flowers, Christmas trees, or fresh fruit and veggies, Haywood County has a variety of locally-owned farms where you can pick produce yourself! The best part? Many of our local farms are just as beautiful as they are fun.
Fruit, Flower & Veggie Farms
Produce & Farm Stands
This small family farm has been a leader in agriculture for the past 100 years, making it another North Carolina Century Farm in Haywood County. This is the place to go for fresh, seasonal produce.
Christmas Tree Farms
You select the tree, and Boyd Mountain will cut it, bale it, and tie it on your vehicle. Or use their bowsaws and cut it yourself! A wonderful family experience walking through the manicured fields.
Find fresh Fraser Fir Christmas trees, garlands, and wreaths at Mehaffey’s. They also offer apple cider and hot chocolate on-site to warm up as you search for the perfect holiday decor.
Shop local at a Haywood County farmer’s market! Every market is full of vendors selling locally-grown produce, free-range eggs and meats, jams, jellies, cut flowers, and more. Browse farm stands and talk directly with the farmers themselves.
Haywood County’s shop owners love to fill their stores with local goods. There’s no shortage of one-of-a-kind specialty stores in our five mountain towns, but we’ve featured a few below.
The journey of Haywood County’s freshly grown produce doesn’t end at our farms and gardens—they take on a new life in the kitchens of our locally owned and operated restaurants. Drop in to these farm-to-table restaurants located throughout our mountain towns and discover what makes us a popular regional culinary destination!
With a rotating menu based on seasonal harvests, Frogs Leap follows through on its commitment to serving only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients through out-of-the-box menu offerings.
Frankie’s recipes—and passion for cooking—date back nearly a century, and that might just be the special ingredient (although, the locally grown herbs, greens, and veggies help).
Enjoy a fresh, modern take on timeless Southern comfort food . Their traditional recipes are rooted in the South but take on new flavors with the help of locally and regionally sourced ingredients.