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from NC State Univ. Specialty Ag Events Calendar:
Second Annual Hops Farm Tour (Haywood and Buncombe Counties, NC) July 31 Visit two hops yards and a brewery in Extension sponsored farm tour of an emerging industry in North Carolina. Cost is $10 per carload (cash only, please). Food will be available for purchase for lunch, or pack your own. Details and instructions on the tour announcement. For additional information, call Erin Bonito at 828-255-5522 or email her at Erin_Bonito@ncsu.edu.
Echoview Farm First Annual Hops Festival
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, July 31. 534 Old Mars Hill Hwy
Weaverville, NC 28787. Visit the largest hops farm in the state. Learn about Echoview’s new trellising and weed-control system. See an oast at work. And enjoy lunch and home brew– free while supplies last. For more information, call 828-645-7667 or visit http://www.echoviewfarm.com.