The Central Appalachian Mountain region is rich in farmland. Despite the terrain and the weather, farms and ranches throughout the ten-state region produce fruit, vegetables, breads, dairy and meat year round. Most of the enterprises are small, family-run operations — sometimes, their land has been in the same family for generations. Some may even be organic.
Appalachian towns feed the homeless during the holidays
Appalachian culture historically leads families to be fatalistic, often expecting the worse from big business, politicians and newcomers. But tempering that negative mindset are some of the biggest hearts in the country. The people of Appalachia are neighborly, hospitable, modest and brave. They are resourceful and have a sense of humor. They love the land and their country.
Visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains of WNC isn’t complete without a visit to the beautiful - Biltmore Estate and what better way to enjoy Fall than experiencing this remarkable house. The temperatures are cooling but the blaze of color is just getting heated up. You still have time to take advantage of the many activities to do while on the estate.