farm tour logoEvery spring, local farmers open their farms to visitors during the Piedmont Farm Tour. Visitors can learn about sustainable agriculture and farmstead cheese, see baby animals, gather eggs, and enjoy the beauty of Piedmont farms. They can meet the people who grow their food and see how it is grown. The tour began in 1995 and is the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation, drawing up to 6000 farm visits. It is co-sponsored by Weaver Street Market and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA). The tour occurs on the fourth weekend in April; details and a brochure with maps to the farms can be found on the event on our events calendar (click on the Piedmont Farm Tour event, in April) or at the CFSA website (http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/pft), where you can also sign up to volunteer at a farm. (Get a free tee-shirt and button!)

How to Take the Piedmont Farm Tour

farm tour buttonFarm Tour participants buy a button that enables a carload (or a group of bicyclists) to visit all the farms. Buttons are available at Weaver Street Market stores or online from CFSA for $30 before the tour dates; they can also be purchased during the tour at any farm for $35. Farms are open from 2 to 6 PM each day. The tour is self-guided; use the tour brochure or the CFSA’s interactive map to plan your visits to maximize your time at the farms. We suggest visiting 2 to 4 each day. Farms are located throughout the Triangle in Alamance, Chatham, Orange, and Person counties. The tour occurs RAIN OR SHINE.

Farm Profiles


We’ve collected stories and videos about farms on the tour, past and present. Check the brochure for this year’s farms.

farm tour signAvillion Farms, 2009: story
Bluebird Meadows, 2009: story
Boxcarr Farms, 2012: story and video
Breeze Farm (feat. Sugar Hill Produce), 2017: story and photos
Cedar Grove Windy Hill Farm, 2013: photos and video
Chapel Hill Creamery, 2011: story and video – paneer recipe
Coon Rock Farm, 2009: story
Cooper-Lasley Farm, 2014: story and video – photos
Dancing Pines Farm, 2009: story
Down 2 Earth Farm, 2015: story and video
Eco Farm, 2015: story
Ever Laughter Farm, 2011: photos
Farm Boy Farms, 2014: story and video
Fickle Creek Farm, 2010: story
Four Leaf Farm, 2008: story
Granite Springs Farm, 2013: story and video
Herb Haven, 2011: story
Hogan’s Magnolia View Farm, 2008: story
MapleView Farm, 2009: story
Open Door Farm, 2015: story and video
Peaceful River Farm, 2015: story and video
Peregrine Farm, 2015: story
Perry-winkle Farm, 2008: story
Ramble Rill Farm, 2014: story and video photos
Stoney Mountain Farm, 2017: video
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm, 2017: story and photos(short) video
Sweet Pea Farm, 2015: story and video
Timberwood Organics
Transplanting Traditions Community Farm, 2013: story and video
Turtle Run Farm, home of the Use-Yer-Foot, 2008: story
Two Chicks Farm, 2012: story and video
Walters Unlimited at Carls Beth Farm, 2009: story
Waterdog Farms, 2013: story and video
Whitted-Bowers Farm, 2008: story
Woodcrest Farm, 2014: story and video – photos

View our Piedmont Farm Tour Photo Gallery.

Watch a video about the tour, below.