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WHAT IS AGRI-TOURISM ?
As defined by "WIKIPEDIA" : It involves any agriculturally-based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm or ranch.  It may include a wide variety of activities, such as: buying produce or meat directly from a farm or a farm stand, navigating a corn maze, picking fruit, feeding animals, or staying at a B&B on a farm.
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Our coverage area will be within a 30 mile radius of Hayesville.
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This page will give you all the links you need to enjoy any one of those activities.
We will devide the purchase of meat or fruits and vegetables into 2 catagories.
1. Food that is wholesome and unaltered by chemicals
2. Food produced by generally acceptable methods
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So, WHAT IS AGRI-TOURISM ?
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As defined by "WIKIPEDIA" : It involves any agriculturally-based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm, ranch or Winery.  It may include a wide variety of activities, such as: buying produce or meat directly from a farm or a farm stand, navigating a corn maze, picking fruit, feeding animals, or staying at a B&B on a farm.
If you are concerned about GMO click here for a Non-GMO website.
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BIG announcement concerning the upcoming Thursday evening "Farmers Market"
Not just your "usual" Market. Closed until 2014.
Agri-tourism also includes the growing of Grapes.
 
We have 7 Vineyards within a 40 mile radius of Hayesville. Check out the map right here.
 
Here in our area of the western countiesof NC several Vineyards and Wineries have started operating.Prior to Prohibition this area was one of the top growers of grapes in the country. We want to be that again and you can help.
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We have 2 interviews available for listening on this page on the left side underneath our menu choices.
They are both very informative and give you good insight into Viticulture.
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Interview with Eric Seifarth from Crane Creek Vineyard. (33 min)
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Interview with Jerry Smith from Eagle Forks Vineyard. (40 min)
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The following are some events and articles you may be interested in checking out.
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New Generation Ventures for the 18-30 y.o. interested in self employment.
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How to Calculate how much Hay your animals need for the winter ?
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Clay County is very "Bullish" on eating "Healthy" which means no synthetic fertilizer, no preservatives, no anti-biotics, etc. as pure as possible. On these pages we will inform you where you can get these products, be it vegetable, fruit or meat. We invite our neighbors in Atlanta or any other large city to come to our fine area and familiarize themselves with our various growers and enjoy food that will keep you healthy or make you healthy since " You are what you EAT". We call this Agri-tourism.
Our coverage area will be within a 30 mile radius of Hayesville.
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This page will give you all the links you need to enjoy any one of those activities.
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We will devide the purchase of meat or fruits and vegetables into 2 catagories.
1. Food that is wholesome and unaltered by chemicals
2. Food produced by generally acceptable methods
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NC, Clay County Cooperative Extension Service has the following announcements:
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Vegetable & Fruit AVAILABILITY CHART:

This chart tells you what vegetables and fruits grow at what time of the year. I bet you didn't know all of that !

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Food Safety & Selection at the Farmer's Market

Some interesting information about nutrition.

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"EAT WELL GUIDE":

Looking for wholesome, fresh, sustainable food but not sure what to search for?

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Online Problem Solvers for Tomatoes and Cucumbers/squash 
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/publications/tomatoproblemsolver

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and ..... Something else that may interest you !

A bill has passed the General Assembly that makes various motor vehicle law changes that benefit farmers and agricultural producers. The bill came as a result of more than a year of negotiations between NC Farm Bureau, the NC Highway Patrol, and the NC Department of Transportation.

The bill adds livestock, live poultry, animal waste to the list of items that can be hauled on a farm trailer without registration; exempts header trailers from registration when being transported to/from dealer or sale; makes changes to prevent farmers from being double-ticketed for not having enough weight on registration; instructs NC DOT to develop an application process by which oversized farm equipment can be driven on controlled access highways or interstates; adds water, fertilizer, pesticides, seed, fuel, and animal waste to the list of materials allowed on light-traffic roads; and provides additional axle weight options for certain vehicle configurations hauling crops, livestock, poultry, forestry products, and other agricultural products.

A copy of the bill can be found here:

http://ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/Senate/PDF/S749v4.pdf

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Last Updated on Sunday, 06 October 2013 19:09
 


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