Agritourism in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina

alpacasFarming has been an important part of life in the Smoky Mountains for many generations, producing food for families and communities and contributing to the culture of Appalachian cuisine. Today, visitors can find many small family farms thriving among the region’s wide rivers and fertile valleys.

Book a stay in a luxury cabin on a working ranch where you can visit with bison, donkeys and llamas. Stop by a pick-your-own farm to harvest a feast of locally grown tomatoes, melons, beans and corn, plus a bouquet of cut flowers for the table.

Feed and pet fluffy alpacas and learn about all of the fiber products made from their wool. Sample meads made from the honey of bees foraging in Smoky Mountainl forests. When the holiday season comes around, plan an unforgettable trip to choose and cut your very own Fraser fir Christmas Tree from a 100-year-old family farm.

Enjoy learning about local agriculture, and purchase a few local food products for unique (and edible!) souvenirs — both help to support the agricultural economy of the N.C. Smokies.

Appalachian Growers
From the Soil to You, Appalachian Growers provides trusted and quality hemp products that are made with you in mind. Grown in our 13-acre USDA organic farm, we adhere to rigorous agricultural and manufacturing practices to produce only the best. Our oil and topicals are full spectrum, which means that the end products retain all of the plant's beneficial cannabinoids.
250 Depot Street # 2204 Franklin, NC 28734 (404) 273-6544 www.appalachiangrowers.com Get Directions
Buffalo Creek Vacations
Truly, Buffalo roam on this private 72 acre little piece of heaven tucked away in the mountains, featured #4 on the top 7 most unique places to stay in NC! Buffalo farm with meat available. If you are looking for a quiet “get away from it all” retreat, this is it! Enjoy long hikes on the property, fishing within walking distance from the log cabin on The Pigeon River or take a trip into town to do some shopping or antiquing. Children will love the short hike through the woods to the play area, The BC Corral! This custom designed area has everything from swings, zip line, slides, teeter toter, cargo nets, rock wall & even a horse shoe pit for the adults! The kids will love it here!
Call or Check Website Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 550-0960 buffalocreekvacationsNC.com Get Directions
J.W. Mitchell Farms
A 20-acre garden where the whole family can come to enjoy self-harvesting of mountain-grown vegetables.

Tomatoes
Peas
Beets
Melons
Beans
Yellow Squash
Corn
Okra
Peppers
Cut Flowers
395 Bradley Creek Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-2725 www.jwmitchellfarms.com Get Directions
Skyvue Ranch Alpacas
Alpacas, llama sales. Animals, visitors, store, yarn, roving, felt, fleece, scarves, quilts, crafts, books, eggs.
179 Harvest Cove Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-0047 skyvueranchalpacas.com Get Directions
Wehrloom Honey
Wehrloom Honey is a small family business tucked away in the Appalachian region of western North Carolina. We live and raise our Honeybees in Graham County, which is made up of 2/3 national forest. Living in such a wild and uncultivated place allows our honeybees to forage from the most natural unadulterated sources. We feel this results in the most delicous honey. More than just honey: moisturizing balm, blooming cream, lip balm, wool dryer balls, soaps and decorative beeswax candles.
257 Willie Colvin Road Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 735-2300 wehrloom.com Get Directions