Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture presents its 12th Annual High Country Farm Tour in Ashe County on Saturday, from noon to 7 p.m.

This year, guests are taken on a guided afternoon bus tour that will allow an engaging story to unfold about the High Country local food system and the passion and diligence that drives local farmers.

The day will include close encounters with farm animals such as cows, pigs, goats and chickens, walks through beautifully sculpted farmland with sustainable practices such as permaculture techniques, and a sneak peek into the practices of cheese making, fermentation and more.

The Ashe County Farm Tour will conclude with an on-the-farm pizza party at Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy, featuring fresh local farm ingredients and locally fermented beverages such as beer and cider.

Tickets for the event are $65. For more information, call (828) 386-1537, or visit