agritourism

Create a summertime bucket list including fun farm adventures

Create a summertime bucket list including fun farm adventures

  We have officially entered the lazy days of summer, when school is out and fun adventures are to be had. Mark the calendar, pack a picnic, water bottles, sunscreen and tennis shoes and head out on your own farm adventure this summer. North Carolina’s rural counties are dotted with agritourism farms. Listed below are […]

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Supporting local at a seaside escape in Beaufort

A passion for all things local is what drives Chefs Kim Bell and Jonathan Haas and their menu choices at the Inn on Turner in Beaufort. This coastal getaway is appealing for visitors due to it’s short walk to the town’s historic waterfront shopping area and historic sites, but it also offers its guests a […]

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Spring activities are under way or planned at farms across the state. Events and activities include pick-your-own strawberries, farm dinners, workshops, country stores, farm tours, yoga with llamas or goats, wine tastings, and more.

The spring agritourism season is getting under way now with a variety of activities planned at farms across the state. There’s no shortage of fun-on-the farm activities – pick-your own flowers and strawberries, farm-fresh foods and country stores, yoga with goats or llamas, wine tastings, special dinners, fishing and more. You can find more local […]

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Grape picking and wine sipping; vineyards welcome fall guests

As we get into the fall season, North Carolina’s vineyards are an attractive option to get your agritourism fix. You can visit some vineyards to pick muscadine grapes or just buy the sweet native grapes already picked. The other big option is vineyards that offer bottled wines and wine tastings with indoor and outdoor seating […]

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Crossroads Corn Maze is a family’s dream come true

Crossroads Corn Maze is a family’s dream come true

Pumpkins, corn mazes and crisp, cool weather are sure signs that fall has arrived. Since 2017, residents in the Rolesville/Knightdale area of Wake County have had a month-long way to celebrate fall’s arrival with the opening of Crossroads Corn Maze. Owner Lee Perry started the maze with his wife Paula, and their two children Charlie […]

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Fall in love with Darnell Farms: Pumpkin picking, hayrides and more!

From the crisp fall air and beautiful mountain views to the unique hayride experience and pick-your-own pumpkins, Darnell Farms in Bryson City is offering the perfect setting for all your favorite farm activities. Choosing the perfect pumpkin is often a tradition shared between families, friends and couples, but have you ever stopped to wonder how […]

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Today’s Topic: DHHS recently issued guidance for fall-related events, including agritourism operations. With the start of fall today, it’s a great time to get outdoors to enjoy allowable agritourism activities.

Today’s Topic: DHHS recently issued guidance for fall-related events, including agritourism operations. With the start of fall today, it’s a great time to get outdoors to enjoy allowable agritourism activities.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” As the calendar officially shifts to fall, you’ll start to see more agritourism activities taking place. DHHS recently issued guidance for fall-related events for ensuring safe operations.  Summary of talking points: Today is officially the first day […]

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Connecting Communities During COVID-19: The Visit NC Farms App

Connecting Communities During COVID-19: The Visit NC Farms App

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, has revealed the app’s true potential and continued success. Now, more than ever, consumers value local food purchases and supporting their local economies, creating a unique market for the Visit NC Farms app’s relevancy and flexibility for both farms and consumers. By investing in the app, communities have […]

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Sampson County Century Farm prospers under the care of one woman

Since 1913, the Petersons have been operating their family farm in Sampson County. Carla Peterson and her husband, Chris, currently own the farm, but it was his grandfather who laid the foundation in the early 1900s. Mr. Peterson’s grandfather sold books door to door in order to make money. He then bought war bonds, using […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 8 – 14

News Roundup: Sept. 8 – 14

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Moving chickens, harvesting tobacco, managing hog manure: N.C. farmers prepare for Florence,” Washington Post: Thick clouds and heavy humidity hinted at the storm crawling its way toward Carolina Mushroom Farm. But it […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 1 – 7

News Roundup: Sept. 1 – 7

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “A de-vine time September is N.C. Wine and Grape Month,” McDowell News:  Wineries, grape growers, restaurateurs and state officials gathered in Raleigh Tuesday to officially kick-off N.C. Wine and Grape Month, […]

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