Our region is home to one of the most diverse foodsheds in the United States. Historically food was raised, grazed, foraged and preserved by settlers who recognized their very survival depended on it.
Haywood County is rich with cultural memory of heirloom seed saving, multi-generational farms & a tradition of time spent at the dinner table surrounded by loved ones.
Agritourism is commonly defined as agriculture related outdoor recreation, educational experiences, entertainment, unique hospitality services as well as the opportunity to visit farms—from sprawling acres to small family-owned and operated farmsteads.
In addition to being hailed as a “primary force” in our modern economy, agritourism has historical roots throughout our region dating back to the early 19th century.
Agritourism appeals to a vibrant and diverse demographic of travelers interested in the rich farming and agricultural heritage of our county.
For more information about Buy Haywood’s Agritourism opportunities, visit our Find your Adventure! 2016 Agritourism Guide
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