About the Tour
The Piedmont Farm Tour began in 1995 and is the oldest and largest farm tour in the nation, drawing up to 6000 farm visits to about 40 farms each April. It is co-sponsored by Weaver Street Market and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA). The 2019 tour is April 27 and 28 from 2 to 6 PM.
On the tour, local farmers open their farms to visitors to learn about sustainable agriculture and farmstead cheese, see baby animals, gather eggs, and enjoy the beauty of Piedmont farms. Meet the people who grow your food and see how it is grown.
Taking the Tour
A brochure with maps to the farms will be available in our stores March 29. You can view the PDF online, or use the interactive map at CFSA’s website. Note: Alpaca Dreams has cancelled.
Interactive map: http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/pft
To participate, buy a button that enables a carload (or a group of bicyclists) to visit all the farms. A button costs $35 or $30 in advance. Buttons are available about a month before the event:
At Weaver Street Market stores (starting March 29)
Online from CFSA: https://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/pft/
At the Durham Farmers Market
At Durham Co-op Market
At Company Shops Market (Burlington)
At Saxapahaw General Store
At Country Home & Farm Supply (Pittsboro)
At Harmony Farms (Raleigh)
The tour is self-guided; 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, Durham, Franklin, Johnston, Orange, Person, and Wake Counties. The tour occurs RAIN OR SHINE.
Volunteer and Tour for Free
CFSA recruits volunteers to help check in visitors at the farms. Volunteers receive a free farm tour tee shirt and a button to tour farms on the day they are not working. Volunteers make it possible! Sign up to volunteer on CFSA’s website: https://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/ft-volunteer/
Profiles and videos of farms (past and present) are available here: