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The Farmer's Hands

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Another 5-Star Evening

Eating at The Farmer’s Hands is an experience unlike any other. Each and every meal is a... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Asheville, North Carolina
A Gem for Cooking Lessons and Eating

We have been trying to get into one of Sebastiaan ‘s classes for some time, and got lucky with his... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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“farm to table”(3 reviews)
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Sebastiaan and Ariel Zijp met through their love of old-time music festivals, cooking, farming and adventures. They fell in love and bought a 150 year old farm house on 2 acres in the mountains of Madison County, North Carolina. They tilled up their...more
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605 Phillips Valley Rd, Mars Hill, NC 28754-6525
+1 646-415-2898
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Eating at The Farmer’s Hands is an experience unlike any other. Each and every meal is a feast—cooked by an expert chef—with love. We feel so fortunate to have discovered this venue, and we have shared it with our closest friends. The menus are fixed,...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We have been trying to get into one of Sebastiaan ‘s classes for some time, and got lucky with his pasta class....SO Much Fun! Classes are small so all really learn and then get to dine on the goodies we prepare. The tour of he...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

As part of a family vacation, we were looking for some unique experiences to share with our 2 teenage boys and 12 yo daughter. The Asheville area is known for it's great outdoor adventures and arts, but is also the foodie capital of the southeast....More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Jason and I had an amazing time at The Farmer’s Hands. Sebastiaan and Ariel were some of the nicest people we have ever met. The French Bistro cooking class was a great way to cap off our anniversary trip to North Carolina. We will be...More

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 12 March 2018

The Farmer’s Hands serves two types of dinners. Small groups of eight people can eat in the kitchen of their wonderful farmhouse, and 30 diners can enjoy a luscious meal at three large tables outside. Everyone has the same meal. The “inside dinners” are plated...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Sebastiaan and Ariel are the nicest couple, completely genuine and amazing at what they do. They took time to show us around their property and made the entire experience so enjoyable for our family. The food was exceptional as was the company, and we will...More

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SebastiaanZijp, Owner at The Farmer's Hands, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

We loved meeting you and your family! We had such a fun time with you, and it is so wonderful to hear that you did as well! Seeing the enthusiasm on your kids faces (as well as yours) was very special, and we hope to...More

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

I can’t believe how lucky we are to have stumbled onto this gem! The class was so much fun and so informative. And the food was to die for. The whole class was conducted around a big table in their kitchen. For the main course...More

Thank Jennie F
Reviewed 7 February 2018

I love to cook but never cooked Indian food. Sebastian made the cooking class very informative and fun. The classes are small and hands-on and participation is encouraged. The best part.....you get to eat your creations! I highly recommend coming to Mars Hill to learn...More

Thank Diane R
SebastiaanZijp, Owner at The Farmer's Hands, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Hello Diane! Thanks so much for the kind words, and we couldn't be happier that you had such a great time! Hopefully we will see you here again for another class! Sebastiaan

Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Everything about the Farmer’s Hands experience was well orchestrated and pleasing. Whether walking in the yard to look at gardens and the hens or sitting to watch and listen to food prep - Sebastian has “the touch”. He carefully plans his menus and recipes, gives...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

After visiting Savannah, Charlestown, Williamsburg, and the Biltmore, my friend Ellen and I ended our vacation at a cooking workshop at The Farmers Hand in Mars Hill, NC. It turned out to be the most enjoyable evening of our 10 day vacation! We helped prepare...More

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