One doesn’t need to bet the farm to ensure that a day on one will be relaxing and enjoyable for all. There are enough agricultural activities in the Triangle region to ensure that kids and adults alike will find something exciting for all tastes. Use these itineraries as your personal trip advisor or pick and choose activities that suit you best. There’s so much to explore.


Explore small signature gardens, boutique wineries, farm-to fork eateries, and plentiful nature sites for picnics by day. You’ll likely see chefs shopping (and sometimes offering culinary demonstrations) at one of the six farmers’ markets throughout our area. Venture on your own at pick-your-own farms or take advantage of varied guided farm tour visits with garden meals and interactive tours. Indulge in sweet serenity with an abundance of inns, from budget to luxury, for a fun-filled green getaway.

Durham County is the ideal destination to experience agricultural products straight from the source. Stroll through the bustling Farmers’ Market and shake hands with the people who pulled fresh produce from the earth that morning. Experience soothing breezes from the front porch of a dairy farmstead where a popular local chef cooks a locally-sourced dinner.  Stop and smell the roses and the tulips and the magnolias at one of the premier public gardens in the United States.  All this and more are waiting for you in Durham.

We invite you to come along on a journey of history, food, culture and of course amazing wine!  Agriculture is a way of life in Johnston County.  Learn about local farming and taste the delicious results at a local restaurant! Enjoy these “off-the-beaten-path” tours beyond the highway on Johnston County’s country roads.

Experience agricultural bounty at farm-to-table restaurants in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough or go straight to the source by visiting farms and markets on your own. Here are some ways you can sample the goodness we grow.

Plan your own itinerary with the VISITNC Farms/Orange County app, available from the iOS or Android app store.

You can spend a whole day meandering through the allées and paths of Raleigh’s public gardens—and encounter a whole range of plant life, from culinary herbs to sweet-smelling roses to magnolia trees! Have a bite at one of the Raleigh area’s farm-to-fork restaurants to keep your energy level up, and at day’s end, consider resting up at a Wake County hotel before setting off on your next agritourism adventure.


The Triangle’s agricultural sites range from pick-your-own berry farms to goat cheese homesteads to farm stands. Discover where some of the best food in the Triangle comes from.

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There’s always something happening with the Triangle’s agricultural offerings. Visitors are encouraged to attend events ranging from farmers’ markets to pepper festivals.

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It’s easy to have a fun day full of agricultural site visits without even having to plan! See some ideas for easy and educational day trips.

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