Market to Farm Agri-Tourism System of Western North Carolina

Organization:
HandMade in America Foundation
Amount:
$125,000.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Buncombe
Description:

The objective of this project is to create an agri-based tourism marketing system for the 21 counties of western North Carolina to link the region’s small specialty farms to the region’s $20 million annual tourism base. The grant will be used to create and implement a multi-year marketing plan for countryside trails and farm tours, develop distinctive tour itineraries and tour products for sale, create a small business training program for small farm owners, and establish a tracking system to measure the economic impact of agri-tourism in the region.

Contact:
Ms. Becky Anderson PO Box 2089 Asheville, North Carolina 28802 (828) 252-0121
Areas Served:
Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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