Apply now for 2017 agritourism guide
Buy Haywood is currently collecting listings for the "Find your Adventure! 2017 Haywood County Agritourism Guide." The guide is designed to appeal to a vibrant and diverse traveler —highlighting the rich farming and agricultural heritage of our county.
This unique and popular publication crisscrosses Haywood County offering year-round opportunities to explore many agritourism adventures.
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24.
Eligible Haywood county sites include:
— Farms that accept visitors (even seasonally or by appointment only);
— Plant nurseries and landscaping businesses retailing stock that has been propagated in Haywood County;
— Value-added and Specialty Retail stores featuring products with Haywood County grown ingredients;
— Farm to Table restaurants and local flavor entertainment spots supporting local products consistently throughout the growing season by featuring Haywood County ingredients in their menu items — including products grown or raised by chefs/restaurants as well as products purchased from local farms/growers and farmer markets;
— Local breweries featuring Haywood County hops or other farm products in seasonal brews, and/or local food items;
— Sites and organizations dedicated to preservation of the county’s rich agriculture heritage;
— Farmers markets, roadside stands, tailgates and on-farm markets that retail Haywood County grown/produced products (can operate seasonally);
— Other farming/agriculture related or educational opportunities;
— Local festivals/events with a farming component or agriculture related theme.
For more information or to request an application, contact Tina Masciarelli, Buy Haywood project coordinator, at 734-9574 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with “Buy Haywood” in the subject line.