Every 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.
About the Tour
The tour began in 1995 and is the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation, drawing thousands of farm visits each year. It is co-sponsored by Weaver Street Market and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA). This year tour features 31 farms, which includes 8 new farms!
Details and a brochure with maps to the farms is available here.
How to Take the Piedmont Farm Tour April 22 & 23
Farm Tour participants buy a ticket (button) that enables a carload (or a group of bicyclists) to visit ALL the farms ALL weekend. A button costs $35 or $30 in advance. Buttons are available:
- At all four Weaver Street Market stores
- Online from Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
- During the tour at any farm
On the Piedmont Farm Tour, 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 and 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.
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.
We’ve collected stories and videos about farms on the tour, past and present. Check this year’s brochure for this year’s farms.
Avillion Farms, 2009: story
Bluebird Meadows, 2009: story
Boxcarr Farms, 2012: story and video
Breeze Farm (feat. Sugar Hill Produce), 2017: story and photos
Carolina Farmhouse Dairy: https://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/producer/carolina-farmhouse-dairy/
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
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
Prodigal Farm: https://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/producer/prodigal-farm/
Ramble Rill Farm, 2014: story and video – photos
Red’s Quality Acre: https://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/producer/reds-quality-acre/
Sarah and Michael’s Farm: https://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/producer/sarah-michaels-farm/
Stoney Mountain Farm, 2017: video
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm, 2017: story and photos – (short) video
Sweet Pea Farm, 2015: story and video
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
Vollmer Farm: https://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/producer/vollmer-farm/
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.