How to Take the Tour

Load up a car with your friends and family, choose the farms you’d like to visit (using the Google map or brochure below!), and discover the farms of the Eastern Triangle!

The tour is self-guided and farms and sites are located throughout the Eastern Triangle in Wake, Durham, Granville, Franklin and Person counties. Visit any farm in any order.  This year we have 26 farms on the tour, including 5 new farms and 5 meal stops!

Don’t forget to bring a cooler so that you can take home some of the farm fresh products for sale at many of the farms.

Remember, the tour is RAIN OR SHINE!

 

Plan Your Farm Tour Adventure! 

2017 Eastern Triangle Farm Tour Guide

  • Tour map and descriptions of all the fun things you can do at each farm on the tour

2017 Interactive Google Map

  • Plan your tour with descriptions of what each farm has to offer + driving directions to each farm! 

 

A Few Things to Remember

1) The tour happens Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24 from 1-5pm each day – RAIN OR SHINE. Please don’t arrive before or after tour hours.

2) The tours are self-guided. Visit any farm in any order! Start with the understanding that you will not have time to visit all the farms on the tour. A good plan: 3-4 farms per day, allowing 1-2 hours per farm. Pick a farm that most interests you and then plan additional stops nearby. Farms are clustered by region to help minimize driving time.

4) Don’t forget to charge up your GPS device or Smartphone. Visiting rural farms can mean these devices won’t have a signal, so planning your route in advance is another good option. Look for the red tomato signs to help get you to your destination.

5) Your button is your car pass – good for a full carload of people. Your button gets you, your friends and family into all the farms on both days of the tour. You don’t need a button for each person. So, cram your car full of folks and head out for some farm-fresh fun! Sorry, no dogs or other furry friends allowed. Cycling groups are welcome to use just one button, too.

6) Nearly every farm will tempt you with farm-fresh produce, meats, and other yummy things. Don’t forget to bring a cooler with ice so you can stock up!

7 Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and be prepared for muddy lanes and uneven ground. Bring your camera, sunscreen, snacks, water and rain gear, as needed.

8) Wash up! Please take time to wash your hands after petting an animal. Hand washing stations will be provided at farms with livestock. You may also be asked to disinfect your shoes or wear booties in order to prevent farm-to-farm transmission of germs that may affect livestock.

9) Have a great time! And, tag any photos you take on the tour with the hashtag #etfarmtour on social media or email them to Amy Armbruster, our Communications Coordinator. We’ll post the best shots on our Facebook page!

 

Questions?

Email Katie Hume or call CFSA at 919-542-2402.

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