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.
This guide is an invitation to explore our vibrant community of agripreneurs – where heritage meets modern convenience.
Our 2016 Agritourism Guide includes:
Farmer & Tailgate Markets • Award Winning “Farm to Table” Restaurants • Uniquely Local Jams, Jellies, Savory Spreads & Artisan Pickles • Specialty Retail Shops • Rustic Hospitality Venues • Heritage Festivals • U Pick Farms • Historic Preservation Sites • Educational 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:
Bosu’s Wine Shop, Waynesville
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
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 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
– 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**