Rise Up Rooted Farm


Also make sure you have enough time to get there.


Our outing will be at Rise Up Rooted Farm in Black Mountain, about 35 minutes southeast of downtown Asheville. There is a swimming area on the river there so bring what you might need for that. See directions below.

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.

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).


2838 NC-9
Black Mountain, NC

Head south on Merrimon Avenue towards downtown for a tenth of a mile and get on I-240 East. In about 3.7 miles, take I-40 East. In 11 miles take exit 64 for Black Mountain.

Turn right off the ramp onto NC-9 S. In approximately 11.5 miles Rise Up Rooted Farm will be on your right. There is a farm sign as well as address. Turn in and park and your guide will meet you there.

See you in the woods!


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