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Want to meet the farms participating in the 2024 Piedmont Farm Tour? 

There’s an incredible blend of farmers who produce food, flowers, and fibers across seven counties of the Piedmont region in North Carolina.

Check out the interactive Google Map or scroll to learn more about these farms and what you can expect to see on your visit.


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Benevolence Farm
4265 Thompson Mill Rd, Graham, NC 27253
Farmer(s): Brett Rapkin-Citrenbaum
For sale: body care and candle products infused with herbs and flowers grown on the farm
Benevolence Farm is where second chances grow naturally. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn more about how our non-profit utilizes permaculture and horticulture therapy to train and work alongside formerly incarcerated women as they return from prison. We will host activities that show visitors how we infuse oils from herbs and flowers in our value-added body care product line. Visitors are also welcome to bring food and picnic with us or walk our trail.
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Bountiful Acre
7034 Whitney Rd, Graham 27253
Farmer(s): Keith Shaljian & Kate DeMayo
For sale: cut flower bouquets, perennial plants, fruit trees and berry bushes
A side project of our edible landscaping cooperative, Bountiful Backyards, our 1-acre market garden is a dynamic blend of perennial and annual vegetable systems that complement and enhance each other, creating a polyculture of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruit at the homestead scale. Spring perennials and crops, honey bees, chickens, and orchard crops grow together in harmony with our CSA and customers to transform this land and work with our surrounding natural ecosystems and our agriculture community in Saxapahaw/Lower Alamance County. Come learn about our organic and regenerative methods, permaculture design strategies, and the possibilities that just one acre can hold! 
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Fireside Farm & Sawmill
5820 Lindley Mill Rd, Graham 27253
Farmer(s): Randall Williams and Lisa Joyner
For sale: unique local lumber, raised garden bed kits, and sawmill shirts & hats
Since 2011, Fireside Farm & Sawmill has been helping landowners turn their trees into barns, homes, and furniture. Visitors to the farm’s new sawmill facility in Saxapahaw will see two sawmills in action: one super-fast mill that produces 1000 board feet per hour and one that cuts 72” wide logs. Come explore the farm’s 10-acre sawmill to learn about healthy forest management, harvesting timber,  farmer-friendly wood markets, and how we’re diverting logs from the waste stream to become more affordable homes. Visitors will get to see one of the world’s largest production chainsaws! 
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@firesidefarmnc @firesidesawmill

Full Plate Farm
4227 Bass Mountain Rd, Snow Camp 27349
Farmer(s): Matt Ballard
For sale: vegetable seedlings, produce
Full Plate Farm is a 2-acre vegetable and fruit farm using organic growing practices, such as low-till and hand-powered tools. Our market garden annual crops are mixed with perennial crops and flowering hedgerows for pollinators and wildlife habitats. A half-acre of blueberries, blackberries, and more fruits blends permaculture practices and broiler production into the operation. Visitors can join in on ongoing tours of the various parts of the farm enterprise.

Haw River Mushrooms
Farmer(s): Ches & Laura Stewart, Annie Seifts
For sale: mushrooms, mushroom jerky, soft-serve ice cream from Ran Lew Dairy, mushroom merch & more
Come see the mushroom growing process up close, from sawdust to harvest at one of North Carolina’s largest mushroom farms. We’ll share how we’ve built our farm over the last 12 years and sample innovative mushroom dishes that reflect our mission to make mushroom nutrition more accessible to everyday eaters. Join us for a mushroom-tastic lunch on the farm featuring some of our award-winning dishes.


Faithfull Farms
1400 Ferguson Rd., Chapel Hill 27516
Farmer(s): Howard & Ronniqua Allen
For sale: seedlings and assorted vegetables
Faithfull Farms is a small-scale no-till market farm that grows year-round produce for local restaurants, grocers, and the Carrboro Farmers Market. Farmer Howard will give a walking tour of the property, or visitors can do a self-guided tour. There will be fresh produce and seedlings for sale. Visitors can relax under the pavilion. Bring lunch and have a picnic on the lawn.

Fickle Creek Farm
11 Fickle Creek Crossing, Efland 27243
Farmer(s): Noah Ranells & Bryan Horton
For sale:
grass-finished beef & lamb, pasture & woodland-raised pork, chicken & eggs, beef snack sticks, bites, & jerky; never-sprayed vegetables
With sheep and lambs, cows and calves, pastured pigs, free range pastured chickens, egg mobiles, Great Pyrenees guard dogs, and hoop houses for produce, there is something for everyone at Fickle Creek Farm! Friendly farm staff will gladly assist you on the self-guided tour to see pastures, cover crops, and grazing animals and learn about regenerative & sustainable farming. Join us for music, tractor trikes, farm poetry, and farm-raised meats to eat under a large pole barn. Our farm store offers beef, pork, chicken, lamb, eggs, and veggies to take home. Español, Français, Hebrew, & Tagalog spoken here!
Special directions: Parking entrance for the tour is located under the Duke Power transmission lines just north of the farm drive. Please do not enter farm drive to keep the area safe for visitors.

Minka Farm
120 Minka Farm Ln., Efland 27243
Farmer(s): Brian & Kimberly Harry
Minka Farm is home to a wide range of livestock raised on pasture using high-welfare methods. We want to share farming experiences with you, from feeding animals and caring for baby goats and lambs to inspecting tractors, checking on the livestock guardian dogs and pigs, and exercising and grooming the horses. While not yet in fruit, you’re welcome to stroll through our orchard or walk along our hiking trail that varies from stands of old hardwoods to denser pines. The farm store will be stocked with high-welfare meats & eggs, pawpaw seedlings, and asparagus (while it lasts)! We’re also partnering with Burrito Bistro this year, featuring our farm’s ground beef in their beef offerings.
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PlowGirl Farm
9907 Leta Dr, Chapel Hill 27516
Farmer(s): Sally Jo Slusher
For sale: Mushroom logs, “grow your own” ginger pots, a variety of spring greens, craft beer, and cider brewed on the farm
Conveniently situated off Hwy 54, PlowGirl Farm is home to two acres of vegetable fields, honeybees, and Dingo Dog Brewery, a zero-waste nonprofit craft brewery whose proceeds benefit animal rescue.  Learn about the symbiotic relationship between a farmer and a brewer, see log-grown shiitake mushrooms, and explore fields of organic vegetables. You can also tour the brewery and sample or purchase craft beer and cider made with farm-grown ingredients! There will be culinary ginger pots and shiitake mushroom logs for sale so you can grow your own at home!

Rocky Run Farm
6519 Hebron Church Rd., Mebane 27302
Farmer(s): Isaiah, Whitney, and Wyatt Allen
For sale: pasture-raised chicken and lamb, flowers, and vegetable and herb transplants
Rocky Run Farm is a diversified produce and livestock farm with a one-acre intensive market garden and an orchard of perennial fruit trees, nuts, and berries. It’s home to pastured chickens, ducks, turkeys, and sheep that rotate through the pastures, providing weed and pest management and fertility to our soils. While here, you’ll see our passive solar propagation house, high tunnels where we grow produce and cut flowers year-round, our poultry processing area along with our vegetable wash/pack station and our impressively large compost pile made from wood chips from local arborists, manure, and restaurant food waste.

The Farm at Common Ground Ecovillage
1021 Frazier Rd, Mebane NC 27302 
Farmer(s): Doug Jones, Caleb Buchbinder, Lucas Babinec
For sale: Snap peas, strawberries, salad greens
Common Ground Ecovillage is an intentional agrarian community with an on-site working farm that includes pollinator habitat, extensive seed saving and plant breeding, and season extension techniques that provide a year-round supply of veggies to the farm’s CSA. Come learn about our transition to no-till soil management, and visit our shiitake mushroom operation, solar-powered irrigation well, worm composting beds, and cob and slip-straw buildings!

WildSide Farm
4001 Teer Rd., Chapel Hill 27516
Farmer(s): Walt and Debbie Tysinger
For sale: produce & vegetable starts
WildSide Farm is a new project that endeavors to convert what was once a conventional dairy into a biodiverse, regenerative farm located on 70 rolling acres just outside Chapel Hill. We strive to learn from and connect with the land, working towards rehabilitating soil fertility, restoring water health, and increasing habitat for wildlife while growing nutrient-dense food for our community. Come see the renovated dairy barn, greenhouses, and our thriving annual market garden from which we sell our veggies online and through our  CSA. Tour our newly planted berry patches, muscadine grape vineyard, chestnut orchard, and food forest. Bring a picnic, visit the pond, hike the trails, and enjoy the beautiful wide open spaces!

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Benor Farm
Benor Farm is no longer able to participate in the farm tour. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Boxcarr Farms & Boxcarr Handmade Cheese
2207 Carr Store Rd., Cedar Grove 27231
Austin Genke, Dani Copeland, & Samantha Genke
For sale: Handmade cheeses
Spend the afternoon meeting the Boxcarr Farms dairy goat herd and nibbling on award-winning cheeses made at our on-site creamery. We will have self-guided tours of our 30-acre farm and spacious milking parlor, with delicious foods to snack on. Spring kidding will be in full swing, and baby goats will love to meet you!
Kick-Off Farm, Meal/Snack Stop
@boxcarrfarms @boxcarrhandmadecheese

Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm & Botanist + Barrel
105 Persimmon Hill Ln, Cedar Grove, NC 27231
Farmer(s): Kether Smith, Deric McGuffey, Lyndon Smith, and Meagan Saunders
For sale: wine, cider, plants, Farm Pizza, BBQ, and a stocked farm stand
We are home to Botanist & Barrel Cidery and Winery, the first winery in Orange County and the South’s only natural cidery. Our focus is on preserving Southern heirloom apples and culture. Enjoy a stroll through Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm’s blueberry and apple orchard while learning about our organic fruit farming practices and the farm’s history. Following your orchard walk, head inside the cidery for a guided tour and tasting featuring cider and wine made with our fruit. Wrap up your visit with a hot pizza from our wood-fired oven, crafted with locally sourced ingredients from neighboring farms such as Nourishing Acres, Eden Meats, and Boxcarr Handmade Cheese, or opt for Whole Pit Traditional BBQ and sides by Chef Luis Martinez.
Kick-Off Farm, Meal/Snack Stop
@cedargroveblueberry   @cedargroveblueberryfarm

Ever Laughter Farm
2921 Open Ln., Hillsborough 27278
Farmer: Will Cramer
For sale: vegetables, herb starts, and native perennials
Ever Laughter Farm is a small market farm that raises produce, flowers, and plants with organic and sustainable practices. In spring, our main focus is on cut flowers and our plant nursery, though the field will be full of growing vegetables. On the tour, you can see the native pollinator plant garden that serves as a demonstration for nursery customers and diversifies the insect ecosystem on the working produce farm. The greenhouses will be full of ready-to-plant starts and pollinator plants, with plenty to take home for your gardens!
@everlaughterfarm @everlaughterfarm

One Soil Farm
1550 McDade Store Road, Cedar Grove 27231
Farmer(s): Meredith Cohen and Molly Zimmerman
For sale: vegetables, tomato plants, parsley plants (for Passover!), and One Soil merch
One Soil Farm is a farm for everyone, with the unique quality of being led by Jewish farmers and rooted in the local Jewish community. We deliver beautiful, sustainably grown vegetables to convenient locations in Durham, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough through our CSA program. All locations are open to everyone!  We are a truly community-based farm committed to building personal relationships, offering Jewish farming education, and connecting the Jewish community with our agricultural heritage and inherent connection to the earth. We are also committed to using organic farming practices that improve the land we grow on, including crop rotation, integrated pest management, and cover cropping. Saturday, we’ll be leading farm tours, and on Sunday, we’ll open our fresh veggie stand and plant sale (feat. tomato plants and parsley plants for Passover!).

Open Door Farm
3116 Carr Store Rd., Cedar Grove 27231
Farmer(s): Jillian & Ross Mickens
For sale: fresh dahlias, tubers, and herb plants
Join us for a guided tour of the farm, where we specialize in organically grown produce and dahlias. Learn about our transition from four-season farming to fall and winter production, during which we focus on growing dahlias, storage vegetable crops and hardy winter produce and herbs. We will have dahlia tubers for sale and can answer all your questions about growing them at home. 
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Sankofa Farms
2916 J A Killough Dr, Cedar Grove 27231 
Farmer(s): Kamal Bell & Devyn Smith
For sale: Collard Greens, kale, chard, kale salad mix, celery.
Sankofa Farms is centered around solving issues involving food security for African Americans by offering an educational program for students through our agriculture academy. We also provide various educational opportunities for members of the community and a program called Bees In The TRAP, which allows participants to develop a unique relationship with honeybees. Visitors will hear the story of Sankofa, get a chance to tour our apiary, and get a peek into our caterpillar tunnels!

Stoney Mountain Farm
6559 Old Stoney Mountain Rd., Burlington 27215
Farmer(s):John & Olga Elder
For sale: a variety of sheep and wool products, including felting supplies, felted crafts, yarn, pasture-raised lamb, and beautiful sheep hides
Dating back to the late 1700s, Stoney Mountain Farm sits on 56 acres just off the beaten path in Burlington and is home to three unique breeds of endangered sheep raised for their wool. You’ll see young lambs alongside their mothers and get to meet our guard llamas! We’ll have a few outdoor activities for the little ones and plenty of tables and vistas to sit and take it all in. There will be guided walking farm tours on the hour where you can learn how we implement rotational grazing systems and land/water conservation along with our permaculture system. And for anyone interested, we’ll share what we’ve learned along the way pertinent to raising sheep! Our farm store will be open with our sheep-related products for sale. Drinks and snacks will also be available for purchase. 
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Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm
465 Yarbrough Rd., Roxboro 27574
Farmer(s): Jack & Sandy Pleasant
For sale: grass-fed bison steaks, ground meat, burgers, sausages, roasts, organs, snack sticks, and jerky
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm is an NC Bicentennial Farm, in operation since 1797, and currently raising grass-fed bison using rotational grazing, no-till pasture management, and soil conservation practices. While visiting the farm, join one of our narrated covered wagon tours through the bison fields, where you’ll see bison cows, calves, and bulls while we discuss handling, feeding, and behavior. Tours depart every 30 minutes beginning at noon! There will be a bison burger lunch sale on Saturday!
Kick-Off Farm, Meal/Snack Stop

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Bull City Farm
5315 Isham Chambers Rd., Rougemont 27572
Farmer(s): Samantha Gasson, Scott Stirrup & Kids
For sale: dog treats, pasture-raised pork, turkey, chicken & eggs
Bull City Farm is a pasture-based livestock operation in northern Durham Co., featuring chicks, lambs, cows, geese, and pigs. While on the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to walk our beautiful property, meet some of our friendly animals, and soak in your surroundings. We have some real characters on the farm, from Maisy the donkey to Doll Face and Blue, our pet pigs, to our ridiculous American buff geese.
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Catawba Trail Farm
2080 Sawmill Creek Parkway, Durham 27712
Farmer(s): Delphine Sellars & Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN)
For sale: eggs, vegetable plant seedlings, snow peas, spring onions & other early vegetable houseplants, outdoor plants
As one of the oldest farms in Durham County, there’s plenty to take in at Catawba Trail Farm. While visiting the reclaimed historic farmstead, visitors will see a mixture of old and new farm buildings, a large community garden, a high tunnel, a small fruit orchard, and the farm’s bees, ducks, and chickens. Visitors can walk on an original section of the Great Native American Trading Path and see the oldest marked gravesite in Durham County while learning about the farm’s history from the 1800s to the present day.
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Durham Public Schools Hub Farm – CANCELLED
The Durham Public Schools Hub Farm is no longer able to participate in the farm tour. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Elodie Farms
9522 Hampton Rd., Rougemont 27572
Farmer(s): Sandra Vergara & Ted Domville
For sale: ice cream (including dairy-free) and merchandise featuring our goats!
Elodie Farms is a 1914 former tobacco farm, home to a herd of mixed-breed goats, old and young, that browse happily on 17+ acres of pasture amidst hundred-year-old trees, old barns, and a natural lake. Our farm is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, including migratory birds, turtles, and many other animals that are part of the normal ecology of our farm. We open our farm to agritourism activities throughout the year, including farm dinners, tours, and private events. Visitors can become part of the herd by joining the goats in the pasture, and if they feel like it, the goats may take folks on a short hike through the woods or around the lake!
@elodie_farms @elodiefarms

Wolfberry Hawthorn Farm
2503 Joyner Rd, Durham 27704
Farmer(s): Jason Bzdula
For sale: vegetable starts, culinary and medicinal herb starts, native flowers, herbs, grasses, ferns, shrubs & trees, house plants, gourd birdhouses, dried flower wreaths, shiitake mushroom logs
Our farm produces a wide variety of products on a small scale, making it an interesting example of what can be possible on less than 2 acres.  From growing microgreens to cut flowers, to both common and uncommon produce, to a nursery growing herbs, vegetables, and native plants, to workshops, gourd crafts, and experiments in pushing the boundaries of what can be grown here in central NC (this year’s experiments include Jicama and papayas!). Visitors will get to tour the various vegetable garden areas, plant nursery, greenhouse, high tunnels, orchard, herb, and native plant gardens. There’s even a possibility to spot local wildlife such as songbirds, turtles, and the geese that nest on the pond!

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Chatham Oaks Farm
573 Dewitt Smith Road, Pittsboro 27312
Farmer(s): Rachel Clark and Justin Clark
For sale: strawberries (depending on weather!)
Chatham Oaks Farm is located just 12 minutes from Pittsboro Center and offers a convenient rural retreat. The large gambrel-roof barn, accompanied by a sprawling white oak tree, offers a picturesque landscape for berry-picking (weather permitting) or even a picnic. As a small, family-owned, and operated strawberry farm, we open to the public every Spring during strawberry season for u-pick and pre-picked berries. During the tour, visitors will learn about the annual timeline for growing strawberries, have the opportunity to try our equipment (transplanter and picking assistant), and even pick their own berries (weather permitting!).

Granite Springs Farm
265 Granite Springs Rd, Pittsboro 27312 
Farmer(s): Meredith Leight, Luis, and Allie Gochez
For sale: ginger plants, produce, microgreens, mushrooms, mushroom growing kits, seedlings
Granite Springs Farm is a diversified vegetable and mushroom farm ten minutes from downtown Pittsboro. Visiting our farm, you’ll see cover crops growing for soil fertility, mulch, and for use in our mushroom-growing substrate. Check out our mini round baler! While you’re here, tour our “Shroom Room,” where we’re growing oyster mushrooms in hanging bags, see our large red wiggler worm habitat, and try your hand at our antique seed-cleaning equipment. We’ll share progress on our plan to convert one of the farm’s five high tunnels into a geothermally heated and cooled subtropical paradise for fruit trees and plants! 

In Good Heart Farm
456 Friendly Pooch Ln, Pittsboro 27312
Farmer(s): Ben & Patricia Shields
For sale: fresh produce, seedlings, herbal healing salve, calendula skin serum
We are a 4-season market farm growing high-quality fruits & vegetables on 5 acres just west of Pittsboro. Come see our hillside terraced gardens, high tunnels, and orchard on the land of Bill Dow’s Ayrshire Farm fame! We utilize regenerative organic techniques with a focus on mineral balancing and ecological diversity to achieve healthy plants resistant to pests and disease. We will give guided tours at 2:30 and 4:30 daily to share our story, knowledge, and experience of chemical-free farming. Self-guided tours are also encouraged.

Little Way Farm
5778 Siler City Snow Camp Rd., Siler City 27734
Farmer(s): Joe & Michelle Sroka
For sale: Grass-fed beef and lamb, pastured poultry, woodland-raised pork, pastured eggs, raw honey, cream-top dairy 
Little Way Farm is a small-scale family farm providing pasture-raised meats, eggs, dairy, and honey. We utilize regenerative, intensive rotational grazing practices that create partnerships among animals and steward healthy soil. When you visit our farm, you’ll see rotational grazing partnerships among grass-fed cows and pastured chickens and how woodland-raised hogs create a more beneficial habitat for plants and trees. Stop by our farm store and community hub to take home some of our farm’s offerings!
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Screech Owl Greenhouses
6055 Lower Moncure Rd, Sanford 27330
Farmer(s): Screech (Ralph Sweger Jr.) and Cameo Strifler
For sale: Tomatoes, herbs, lettuce, and seedless thin-skinned cucumbers
At Screech Owl Greenhouses, visitors will get to learn about the variety of growing methods utilized in our greenhouses. We’ll be featuring our hydroponic system, a method not often used for commercial farming, as well as vertical growing. You also may find a critter or two as you explore, as we use beneficial insects in all of our greenhouses to grow produce that is insecticide-free!