2016 Agritourism Guide

Find your Adventure!

Nestled in the breathtaking mountains of Western North Carolina, Haywood County is less than a day’s drive from many major urban areas in the southestern United States with primary access via Interstate 40.

Haywood County is home to over 700 farms encompassing more than 56,000 acres – from sprawling picturesque farms to family-owned and operated farmsteads.

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This guide is an invitation to explore our  vibrant community of agripreneurs –  where heritage meets modern convenience.

Our 2016 Agritourism Guide includes:

Farmer & Tailgate MarketsAward Winning “Farm to Table” RestaurantsUniquely Local Jams, Jellies, Savory Spreads & Artisan PicklesSpecialty Retail ShopsRustic Hospitality VenuesHeritage FestivalsU Pick FarmsHistoric Preservation SitesEducational Opportunities for all Ages 2016 Calendar of farm-related events and activities!

In Haywood County, you can slow down a little. Enjoy breathtaking vistas and cool mountain streams. Stroll any number of our Main Streets. Immerse yourself in the rural beauty, authenticity, and unique qualities of the mountain community that we call home.

Click here to plan your Haywood County adventure!

– Distribution Partners –

Free printed copies of our 2016 agritourism guides
are available at the following locations:

Haywood County Visitor Center & Tourism Office
Serving Maggie Valley, Waynesville,
Lake Junaluska, Canton, and Clyde
1110 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley 28751
(800) 334-9036 / www.VisitNCSmokies.com

Haywood County Chamber of Commerce
28 Walnut Street, Waynesville 28786
828.456.3021 / www.HaywoodChamber.com

Bosu’s Wine Shop, Waynesville

Buffalo Creek Vacations

Cataloochee Guest Ranch

Coffee Cup Cafe, Clyde

Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon, Waynesville

Downtown Waynesville Visitor Kiosks

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

Kanini’s, Waynesville

Maggie Valley Chamber of Commerce

Red Barn Garden Center, Waynesville

Seed Library of Waynesville

Sunburst Market, Waynesville

Tupelos Furniture, between Waynesville & Maggie Valley

 – Community Support –

Our agritourism efforts receive vital funding support from community partners such as the Haywood Advancement FoundationBethel Rural Community Organization, and Haywood County Tourism Development Authority. 

Other supporting partners include Smoky Mountain Living,
WNC Magazine, Rapid River and Plough to Pantry.

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

– Acknowledgements –

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!

**2016 guide design by Phil Olson, printing by Clark Communications**

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