Farm to Table Dining in Madison County, NC
Madison County offers the true Farm to Table experience at an actual farm where the food that is on the table is grown just yards from where you are seated. Imagine these beautiful settings in this rural setting just a short drive north of Asheville. Experienced chefs use all locally grown and raised food to create an amazing authentic experience. If you want to combine a tour of a few Madison County farms with a lunch at one of them instead of a dinner, that option is also available.
The Farmers’ Hands
Chef Sebastiaan Zijp and his wife Ariel are also the owners and farmers of this beautiful 2-acre property in rural Mars Hill. With their 150-year old farmhouse as your background, the summer meals are at an outside table. During the winter months, smaller dinners are offered inside allowing you to observe the chef’s preparations. Sebastiaan is a NYC-trained chef who uses vegetables and eggs from their farm and food from other Madison County farms to treat you to a true country experience.
Root Bottom Farm
Sit outside at tables that are just yards from the food you are eating. Sarah and Morgan Decker are the farmers who grow the fresh organic food that compliments the meal. Dava Melton is the cook. Rural Madison County is the setting. It’s a 100% Madison County meal that is preceded by a tour of Root Bottom Farm. And, you can take home fresh produce from the produce stand. Only a limited number of dinners are offered in the summer as ticketed events.
Asheville Farm to Table Tour
Take a tour of three Madison County family-owned and operated farms—East Fork Farm, Spinning Spider Creamery, and The Farmers’ Hands in a comfortable 12-person van. Your small group will have a personal tour of each by the owner where you can get true insiders’ view of the food that will be prepared by NYC-trained chef Sebastiaan Zijp at the last stop. Enjoy the lunch at outside tables on the 2-acre property of the Farmers’ Hands after you tour the kitchen of their 150-year old farmhouse.