Agriculture is a big part of Haywood County and Western North Carolina. Haywood is home to over 700 farms encompassing more than 56,000 acres of land. Agriculture accounts for more than 22 million dollars in annual revenue.
Haywood County is a place where farmers grow hundreds of acres of fresh produce, graze cattle, raise shrubs, trees, herbs, and bees and create dozens of value added products like jams and Rainbow Trout Caviar.
We are a community of value-added producers, “Farm to Table” restaurants, and specialty food stores which carry items with locally grown ingredients. Support of local agripreneurs keeps farms viable and preserves access to local products while protecting farmland and the beautiful, majestic rural character of the region.
According to Agricultural Secretary, Tom Vilsack, U.S. agriculture is connected to one in twelve American jobs. Supporting local farmers, growers and producers strengthens rural economies and helps fuel innovation-at the local and regional level.
For more information about our vibrant and diverse community of agripreneurs, visit BuyHaywood.com