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Hop'n Blueberry Farm

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Easy, fun and educational - great stop with kids or without

Stopped by on a lark since it's blueberry season and with a name like "Hop'n Blueberry" it seemed... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2015
AdamZerda
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Cary, North Carolina
Biodiversity At It's Best

We enjoyed an hour tour on Van's Hop'n Blueberry Farm. It was exciting and educational. Van has... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2015
Lydia P
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Brooklyn, New York
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17 Jan 2017
“Very special farm!”
21 Jul 2016
“Asap's Farm Tour 2016”
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We are sorry, but the farm is closed for tours the rest of 2017 due to illness.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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24 Middle Mountain Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711-9106
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+1 828-664-1166
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Reviewed June 14, 2015

Stopped by on a lark since it's blueberry season and with a name like "Hop'n Blueberry" it seemed like we couldn't go wrong -- and we didn't! Van met us early and set us up with a little pick-our-own. Afterwards we got a nice tour...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2015

We enjoyed an hour tour on Van's Hop'n Blueberry Farm. It was exciting and educational. Van has blueberries, hops, chickens, wildflower pollination fields, and a monarch butterfly house. We learned about the pros and cons of each crop and how they work together to create...More

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Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

We had a great tour with Van a few weeks ago. What an awesome guy Van is. He is very knowledgeable of his land (his family has been there for 216 years!) He has done some pretty cool things for NC bees and butterflies. He...More

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Van B, Owner at Hop'n Blueberry Farm, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2015

I was glad to help yall out and I hope that you have success and invite me up when it all comes together. Thanks for coming!

Reviewed October 25, 2014

I helped chaperone a field trip to this farm. The kids and adults alike had a great time. We learned about Monarch Butterflies, and the kids even had some butterflies land on them! Whether you are interested in learning more about hops, blueberries, or the...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2014

We took our four-year-old grandson to this event, and we all had a blast. There were a number of children there, and Van and Martha made all feel welcome! The migration process explanation was really interesting - especially to adults - and the butterfly house...More

1  Thank Myrna H
Reviewed October 7, 2014

Beautiful scenery. Farmer van was cordial host and excellent speaker and teacher. He guided children through catching a butterfly, tagging bf, and teaching bf a few Spanish words so they could greet their new friends in Mexico. We all watched them fly south. Farmer van...More

1  Thank Boarsheadtown
Reviewed October 4, 2014

We took our 2 children ages 7 and 8 to the October Monarch tag and release. What a wonderful experience. Farmer John explained the migration process in depth. Then the children were given butterfly nets to gently catch the Monarchs from his butterfly enclosure. Next,...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2014

As we drove into the driveway for our second visit, an extremely large red-tailed hawk swooped in front of our bus. Even though the summer season was drawing to a close, we saw lots of finches, hummingbirds, and lots of different kinds of native bees...More

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Van B, Owner at Hop'n Blueberry Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2014

Thanks to Codybee for that review. We really try to put on a good show for school groups that come out to the farm. It is amazing how smart the kids are now. Even the kindergarten kids have a great deal of knowledge about the...More

Reviewed July 18, 2014

My gardening group had a wonderful tour. Van is fun and full of information about his working farm. Many different operations going on, from true native wildflower fields and hedge rows, portable chicken house, rows of blueberries, a butterfly house with all types of flowering...More

1  Thank Jan Z
Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you are in the area make sure not to miss this, especially if you are interested in beer, bees, butterflies, sustainable living or just beautiful country side. I am from Ireland and have been staying in Asheville for the last two weeks, myself and...More

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