|We are pleased to have the following stops this tour. Use our maps and brochure to plan your route!
3600 Wendy Ln, Concord NC
Certified Organic Farm with produce, fruit, honeybees, horses, endangered heritage chickens, ducks and geese located on our family’s NC Century Farm. We will have meat, eggs, produce and fruit (warm weather permitting for some early strawberries), all raised on our farm or in our NC Sustainable Poultry Network.
Activities: Horse shoe painting, feeding chickens and ducks, ride horse (horse will be led on a rope) ($), milk a cow (wooden)
1585 Patterson Rd, Salisbury NC
1000 Shelton Rd, Concord NC
Tour times: 1pm – 6pm Barbee Farms is a century farm in North Carolina. Come by and see what we have been doing over the last 100 years to keep the farm ready for the next 100 years. We strive to offer courteous service and knowledgeable insight on our products and how they are grown. Products: seasonal produce
NEW! Belle Terra Farms
3101 Little Tom Starnes Road, Monroe NC
Belle Terra Farms was founded in 1975 by John and Betty Couick. Their two children, Natalie and Jonathan, still live on the farm with their families. Each member of the family works on the farm and contributes to what is genuinely a family-run operation. We raise our animals on green pastures to create a meat that is free of chemicals and full of taste. All of the meat sold by Belle Terra Farms is from animals born and raised on the farm. Products: farm-raised, no antibiotics, pasture-fed pork, lamb, goat, chicken, free-range eggs, local honey, homemade jelly
Activities: Guided, riding tours through the farm, Q&A/ informal discussion
Eats: Homemade bread, sausage balls, assorted drinks – All ($)
6565 Beaver Rd, Kannapolis NC
Tour times: 1pm – 6pm – Come out and visit our farm and we will explain how we have been sustainably farming this same piece of land in my family for 150 years. We have been designated as a NC Century Farm. Expect to see pastured cattle grazing, pastured pigs lying around and our horses hanging out. We’ll explain how our cow/calf and farrow to finish operations work. Enjoy free samples of our beef and pork products as you stand under one of our Big Oak trees and enjoy the view of our farm. Products: beef, pork
Eats: Big Oak Farm samples, drinks & water ($)
NEW! Cackleberry Farms
7300 Untz Road, Concord NC
Cackleberry is a farmstead cheesemaker. We make a variety of hard and soft cheeses. Swedish Red cows are grazed on pesticide free pastures. The cows are not treated with antibiotics or hormones. The whey from cheesemaking is fed to pigs. Eggs are produced from Rhode Island Red hens. Products: Variety of aged hard cheeses and fresh soft cheeses, beef, whey fed pork (limited), pastured eggs
2151 Bethlehem Church Rd, Gold Hill NC
Certified Organic grain and vevetable crops. Largest producer of garlic in cabarrus county. NC century old farm. community supported agriculture program (CSA). This year for the tour we have the King of Pops, Uncle Scott’s root beer, Lenny Boy Kombucha Tea and Wild ales. Come see Executive banquet chef at Ballantyne hotel and lodge Michael Rayfield who will be whipping up some local dishes. Products: organic seasonal produce, Uncle Scott’s Root Beer
Activities: Tractors to see and photograph
Eats: Garlic scape pesto, Uncle Scott’s Root Beer ($), Lenny Boy Kombucha ($), King of Pops ($)
2942 Heglar Rd, Concord NC
Commonwealth Farms grows uncommon and everyday flowers, herbs and vegetables using organic growing practices on 1.5 acres+. See overwintered ranunculus and anemones, peonies, larkspur, poppies, stock, giant allium and more. Season extension (high and portable tunnels, row cover, shade cloth), walk-in cooler with “CoolBot,” and solar panels are used here. Products: flowers, pre-made bouquets, ginger and turmeric plants, perennial transplants.
Activities: Scavenger hunt (free), make a bud vase flower arrangement ($)
4335 Atando Rd, Concord NC
Cabarrus County and the NC Cooperative Extension – Cabarrus Center partnered to develop the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm. The farm works like a business incubator. Individuals can enroll in the program which provides classroom instruction on the business of farming in Cabarrus County as well as hands–on experience on the farm. Participants in the program develop and manage their own agriculture business while receiving guidance from staff and seasoned farmers.
The farm consists of 30.6 acres donated by Mrs. Elma C. Lomax. It is owned and operated by Cabarrus County with education and programing provided by NC Cooperative Extension – Cabarrus Center. It is a Certified Organic Operation.
Eats: Pig and Cow Food Truck ($) serving local beef burgers and other sandwiches
708 Winding Brook Rd, Monroe NC
In operation for 9 years, we are a small alpaca farm with 13 alpacas and one black sheep (our “greeter diva”) and one white lamb, Darby. Also meet Bun Bun, our lop eared Binny! Our animals are very tame and love children. Play a game, pet the animals, or relax with a picnic (food sold at the farm) in our lovely shaded acre in front. Watch alpaca yarn being spun in the fiber studio. Products: alpaca fleece toys, yarn, shawls, scarves, felted jewelry, shiitake mushrooms, organic yogurt & kombucha
Activities: feeding the alpacas, bean bag game, bird nesting ball making out of alpaca fiber.
Eats: hot dogs, assorted drinks, cup cakes, cookies, chips – All ($)
155 Parker’s Loop, Mount Ulla NC
Over three hundred acres of rolling hills, woods, fields and farm buildings, set the venue for our organic dairy farm. Family operated for five generations, we focus on sustainability and self-sufficiency, with a wide variation of crops and animals. Goats, chickens, and peafowl roam freely on the premises. Our tour is tailored to allow consumers to see an operating farm in action, and is conducted by family members, knowledgeable of our methods. Products: organic grass fed beef cuts, organic soy free chicken
Activities: hayride, petting area will provide an opportunity to touch a baby calf and a goat.
Eats: Hamburgers and philly cheese & steak sandwiches from our organic beef, homemade chips, vegetable kabobs
284 Barfield Rd, Mooresville NC
Mills Family Farm is a working cattle operation run by the Mills family since 1935. We average 200 head of Angus cattle on the farm and operate an All- Natural, Pasture Raised, No Added Hormones, no Antibiotics local beef program. We have a farm store where we sell our beef, and products from other NC farms with the same practices as us. Everything Local! Everything All Natural! Products: All-natural, dry aged beef and veal. Nitrate and Nitrite free local pork. Honey, jams and jellies, eggs, butter, yogurt, produce, CSA.
Activities: Hay rides and pony rides (weather dependent), story board presentation, and informal discussion with veterinarian/owner Dr. Bradley Mills regarding our working cattle operation and family farm history.
Eats: hot dog stand, Mills Family Farm samples
790 Ed Deal Rd, China Grove NC
We raise 100% grass fed – grass finished beef. Pasture raised pork and chicken. We also have free range brown eggs. This is a family farm and all animals are born and raised on our farm. All of our meats are antibiotic, steroid, preservative and hormone free. Products: beef, pork, chicken, eggs.
Activities: hayride, horsback riding ($), petting area
Eats: Hamburgers, snacks, drinks ($); T&D product samples
3600 Concord Pkwy S, Concord NC
We are a 7 acre fruit and vegetable farm which sells not only our own produce and wine, but also farm goods from other area farmers. We currently have one wine for sale, the 2012 Chambourcin, a dry red wine. We were started 5 years ago by Elizabeth Anne Dover in an attempt to more wisely use her grandmothers’ farms. We concentrate on using local suppliers and try to limit our use of off-farm inputs. Products: Canned Goods, vegetables, cheese, honey, wine
518 Greenfield Dr, Monroe NC
Windcrest Farm is a USDA Certified Organic farm and greenhouse supplying farmers and home gardeners with over 300,000 heirloom vegetable, flower, medicinal and culinary herbs and fruit plants each year. We grow fresh produce for local farmers markets and restaurants. We also conduct on-farm classes. Products: Certified Organic vegetable, fruit, herb and flower plants.
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