Our “Find your Adventure! 2016 Agritourism Guide” is now available! Printed guides are free and can be found at locations across Haywood County including:
Bosu’s Wine Shop, Waynesville
Cataloochee Guest Ranch, Maggie Valley
Coffee Cup Cafe, Clyde
Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon, Waynesville
Frances Grist Mill, Waynesville
Frankie’s Italian Trattoria, Maggie Valley
Frog Level Brewing Company, Waynesville
Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon, Swag Bags
The Giving Garden, Canton Library
Haywood County Cooperative Extension
Haywood County Garden Tour, Swag Bags
Red Barn Garden Center, Waynesville
Seed Library of Waynesville, Waynesville Library
Sunburst Market, Waynesville
Tupelos Furniture, between Waynesville & Maggie Valley
Agritourism as an enterprise is being hailed as a primary force in our modern economy drawing millions of visitors to North Carolina who spend upwards of $13 billion dollars each year. The 2016 Agritourism Guide has been designed to appeal to a vibrant and diverse traveler, 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.
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.
A digital version of the 2016 guide is also available for download.
This project would not be possible without community support
Buy Haywood is a project of the Haywood Advancement Foundation. Our agritourism efforts receive vital funding support from community partners such as the Haywood Advancement Foundation, Bethel Rural Community Organization, and Haywood County Tourism Development Authority.
ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) serves
as a valuable resource—working to support local food, strong farms
and healthy communities across the region. asapconnections.org
We want to acknowledge the spectacular vision and talent of Blue Ridge Naturalist, Ken Czarnomski, for contributing the hand illustrated Haywood County map. Ken responded to our request almost immediately with a yes and then proceeded to exceed all of our expectations. You can find other examples of Ken’s extraordinary work at area Visitor Centers – including his Purchase Knob guide.
Our gratitude goes out to Ed Kelley, the one & only Ridge Runner, who we consider to be an extraordinary photographer, creative inspiration, generous friend and avid supporter of preservation. His various contributions add tremendous visual impact to our guide.
Thanks to Chef Jackie Blevins of Perfectly Seasoned for donating the signature recipe for Summer Fruit Salsa featuring some of Haywood’s most delicious farm fresh ingredients.
Above all, we want to acknowledge the farmers, growers, producers, dedicated preservationists, small business owners, chefs & restaurateurs – without whose hard work, love of the land, determination and dedication to our community there would be no agritourism to speak of. The Buy Haywood team is deeply honored to work for you and look forward to many more fruitful seasons!