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Farm Heritage Trail Thanksgiving Holiday Event

November 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Farm Heritage Trail Thanksgiving Holiday Event
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Start a Leicester Farm Holiday Tradition.
Get your local heritage turkey, Christmas tree and wine.

Support local farms and start a new holiday tradition by enjoying a scenic tour of part of the Farm Heritage Trail; begin this event tour just 10 miles outside of Asheville. This holiday event features three farms in Leicester- Franny’s Farm, Sandy Hollar Farm and Addison Farms Vineyard. Visitors can purchase a heritage turkey, organic garden vegetables, choose and cut their own Christmas tree and enjoy a wine tasting while enjoying scenic mountain and farm views. Guests are sure to create holiday memories and a tradition that their family will look forward to each Thanksgiving as they kick off the holiday season with local food, wine and a choose-n-cut Christmas tree.

Franny’s Farm
Holiday Event Hours: 1-6pm

Call to Pre-order your holiday heritage turkey today at 828.708.5587 or email – Enjoy chili and tours of the farm when you pick up your pre-ordered heritage turkey.

“As a chef and restaurant owner, I value food and where it comes. We bought our Thanksgiving heritage bird from Franny’s Farm last year and plan to for years to come. I can appreciate these birds are raised on pasture for over 6 months and processed on the farm. The farmers shared great recipes and cooking techniques and note they taste amazing, cook in a fraction of the time and more dark meat! Don’t forget to cook those bones afterwards.”~Jeff Miller, Owner Luellas BBQ

Sandy Hollar Farm
Holiday Event Hours: 9 am – 4pm

Choose and Cut Christmas Trees, wreaths and handcrafted holiday
ornaments. Enjoy a wagon ride and hot chocolate when you come to the farm during the

Addison Farms Vineyard
Holiday Event Hours: 1-5pm

Enjoy a wine tasting or wine by the glass. Currently offering eight of their own wines. Stock up for the holidays with 10% case discounts.

“The Farm Heritage Trail is pleased to host special events throughout the year,” says Terri
Wells, Buncombe County Ag Advisory Board Member. “This holiday event will feature two of our Farm Heritage Trail Farm Stops: Sandy Hollar Farm and Addison Farms Vineyard, as well as another Leicester farm, Franny’s Farm, which is located very close to the scenic driving route. We appreciate local farms wanting to host events for the Farm Heritage Trail and to partner with other farms. This builds the outreach of our trail and the positive experience for visitors to our farms.”


November 20, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Ariel Zijp
Frances Tacey