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October 2019

Farm Tour

October 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are excited to be apart of the NC State’s Agritourism & Local Food Research Project.  This helps bring 5th grade and up classes to the farm to see where food comes from and help them understand why agritourism is important to farms and the local community. We are excited to host our 3rd class that is apart of this new program!  

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Avery’s Creek Wagon Train

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Every October we are excited to host the Avery's Creek Wagon Train here at the farm! Each year they travel thru the area and set up camp - most wagons are pulled by tractors, but some are pulled by cars.  Very neat and unique tradition!   https://www.facebook.com/pg/averyscreekwagontrain/about/?ref=page_internal

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Girl Scout Farm Tour

October 15, 2019

A group of young ladies from a local Girl Scout Troop will be coming out to the farm to see what a day in farming is like! They'll check out our main campus, our equipment, meet the farmer and farm managers, have a late lunch by the river and working with Society of St. Andrews to glean some vegetables to go to a local shelter.  

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8th Grade Farm Tour

October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

We have partnered with Henderson County Extension Office to be apart of the annual 8th Grade Farm Tour! This will help expose local 8th graders to all the different careers that agriculture brings to a local community and how important each and every person is who works there. At the research station in Mills River, the students saw research labs and experimental plots and met the scientists who generate the information disseminated through agriculture agents at the Extension Office. At…

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January 2020

Henderson County Tourism Conference

January 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Henderson County Tourism Development Authority will its hold annual Henderson County Tourism Conference on January 16 from 8:30 am - 3:15 pm at Blue Ridge Community College. The snow date is January 23, 2020. The day is filled with expert speakers and trending topics. This is a unique networking opportunity to meet your peers in the industry. Media representatives will be on hand to discuss marketing possibilities. The conference is available at no cost to Henderson County tourism industry partners,…

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Skeet Shoot on The Farm

January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

We are excited to team up with DB bar D Outfitters (www.dbbard.com) to start our new year with a Skeet Shoot on the farm! It'll be here at the farm and we'll start at 10am.  Feel free to come early to fill out paperwork and meet other shooters.  The cost is $20 and there will be ammunition and shotguns available to rent. We'll also have a certified clays instructor on site. This is a family friendly event! All are welcome!…

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February 2020

NC Agritourism Farm Tour & Conference

February 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are excited to be one of the stops on 2020's NC-ANA Farm Tour! The NC-ANA hosts the NC Agritourism Conference annually, generally held in February of each year that brings farmers together, not only from across the state, but from across the country as well. During that time period we not only have an interactive farm tours that visits Agritourism Farms and other points of interest, but we also host a large educational conference and trade show that appeal…

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Hemlock Management Workshop

February 22, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
North River Farms, 3333 North Mills River Road
Mills River, NC 28759 United States
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Hemlock trees in western North Carolina are an important and irreplaceable component of our forest ecosystems. These trees have been suffering for over two decades from the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), an invasive insect pest that can kill the tree in as little as four years. However, there is good news for landowners with hemlocks on their property. In the past, chemical treatment has been expensive and usually done by professionals, but new methods are now available that can be…

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May 2020

Barn Closed for a Private Event — POSTPONED

May 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The farm and office will be closed all day for a private event.  We will have hay available at another location if you will need to pick some up that day.  We will be open normal hours and days before and after this event.

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Mills River Day — CANCELLED (Save the Date 5/15/2021)

May 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

North River Farms is sad to announce that Mills River Day 2020 has been cancelled out of caution and concern for the current Covid-19 crisis. We WILL get through this together and look forward to future events! We can look forward to Farm City Day, Hendersonville NC at Jackson Park in October! We ask that you also save, Saturday, May 15th, 2021 for Mills River Day 2021. We plan to make it bigger and better than ever! Stay Well Folks! -North River Farms, Town…

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