IF YOU USE GPS, MAKE SURE IT GOES TO THIS LOCATION.
Also make sure you have enough time to get there.
Our outing will be at Olivette Farm, about 20 minutes northwest of downtown Asheville. Do not rely on your GPS until you make sure it matches these directions or you will very likely get lost. Also keep in mind that once you leave the interstate, you will probably NOT have cell phone signal. You may not have GPS reception either. So make sure you print or save these directions beforehand and follow them precisely.
These directions are from central Asheville, specifically, from Greenlife Grocery (our local Whole Foods). We recommend buying snacks or even a picnic lunch for after the tour, as well as “using the facilities” while you’re there.
Finally, remember that if you’re planning to bring some of our “catch of the day” to one of our partner restaurants, you MUST make a special reservation (see here).
White Rose Lane, Alexander, NC*
*do not rely on your GPS until you make sure it matches these directions or you will very likely get lost. Also, the directions that follow correspond on the Google map to the lower grey route (along Highway 63), the simplest of the three routes shown. It is NOT the route marked in blue, which is shortest and the most scenic route.You’re welcome to take that route instead but it is not the easiest to follow.
From Greenlife Grocery, head south on Merrimon Avenue toward Orange Street. Turn right to take the ramp onto I-240W. Take I-240 West for .7 mile and stay left to merge onto US 19 south. Go 1 mile and turn right onto New Leicester Highway (NC-63). In three miles, turn right onto Mt. Carmel Road.
In 1.6 miles, continue onto Old Hwy 20. In 0.6 mi, take a slight right onto Jenkins Valley Road. In one mile, turn right onto Old Macedonia Road. In half a mile, turn left onto Olivette Road, then left onto White Rose Lane a half mile after that. You will cross two bridges, then stay left at the fork to cross the railroad tracks. Your guide will meet you there.