Keep Boone Healthy - Lee Rankin - Apple Hill Farm
Lee Rankin moved to the mountains of North Carolina 20-years ago with the dream of owning and operating an alpaca farm. Her hard work helped turn Apple Hill Farm into one of the State's most successful agritourism destinations, giving visitors a chance to unwind in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains while stepping away from the daily hustle.
As COVID-19 and quarantine life drove people to seek outdoor opportunities, Rankin found she had the perfect setup -- an outdoor destination, filled with was to entertain and educate, in a space designed for social distancing.
Hear how Apple Hill Farm has served as an example of North Carolina's growing agritourism industry and how the support of local farmers now can help develop more opportunities to return to our roots as the economy rebounds.