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The Visit NC Farms app offers more than just a connection to local farms and farmers markets it aims to increase agriculture viability by providing a platform for businesses that have not been traditionally considered a part of the landscape. The app’s Shop Local and Local Food & Drink features connect consumers with our local agriculture community by spotlighting businesses using local products on their menus and in stores.
Users of the app can also stay abreast of local events hosted by agribusinesses in the community by searching through the Special Events tab and by keeping an eye out for weekly push notifications. Chefs and local restaurant owners can utilize the app as a way to explore the local food scene and find a wider variety of growers and producers in this region.
The Visit NC Farms app will help residents and tourists discover hidden treasures and become more involved and invested in Buncombe’s agriculture sector. Once you’ve explored Buncombe County, the app makes it easy to connect with agribusinesses in over 57 counties (and counting) across North Carolina. Learn more at visitncfarmstoday.com.
This free app is possible due to support from the Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District, Buncombe NC Farm Bureau Insurance, and the Buncombe nonprofit Farm Bureau Board.
For more information about how your business can be included:
Contact: Ariel Zijp
Farmland Preservation Manager
Buncombe Soil and Water Conservation District
Learn how to use the app with the below video: