In April my husband and I spent a Saturday visiting six local farms who were part of the Piedmont Farm Tour. I had heard about the tour in year’s past and thought what better way to spend a weekend than to see where our local veggies come from.
Our first stop was Timberwood Organics where Farmer Ray shared his thoughts on cover crops, organic veggies, CSA’s and being a long-time vegetarian himself. We truly enjoyed our visit and appreciated the one-on-one attention Ray gave us.
While visiting Eco Farm we took a short walk through the woods past a pond and around the corner near an old tobacco barn before coming across these beauties. Being a vegetarian, we became best friends in no time. They were very curious and sniffed us with vigor as we stood just outside the short fence.
We finished our Saturday tour with a stop at the Chapel Hill Creamery. They make delicious cheese.
On Sunday, my parents and I and my friend Jennifer spent a rainy afternoon touring three more farms and a winery. Our first stop was Granite Springs Farm where Austin gave us the lay of the land. He showed off their 96′ hoop house full of oyster mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes and swiss chard. It was the fanciest hoop house we saw all weekend.
Our last stop of the weekend was at the Piedmont Biofarm. Doug Jones gave us a very in-depth tour.
We had a lovely weekend and would recommend the Piedmont Farm Tour to anyone interested in learning about supporting local farms. Visit one nearby your home today by checking out Local Harvest today.