Cherry Research Farms

The Cherry Research Farm is one of 18 research stations across the state in the Research Station Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The diverse facility has livestock and organic and convention crop production. The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), established in 1994, is located on the farm.

(919) 513-0954 |  cefs_info@ncsu.edu

Cottle Farms

Nestled in the heart of eastern North Carolina, the Cottle family has grown, packed, shipped, imported, and distributed quality fruits and vegetables for over 50 years. They are one of the leading suppliers of strawberry tips, plugs, and bare root plants for strawberry growers across the nation.  Pick-your-own or purchase pre-picked strawberries from April to

Phone | (919) 267-4531

Holly Grove Farms

Situated on 65 acres, Holly Grove Farms is a family owned and operated business, specializing in all natural farmstead goat cheeses. Visit their farm for a tour, and check out their amazing gift shop on-site and online. They have over 1,000 dairy goats.  Holly Grove Farms is one of the largest farmstead and
woman-owned goat dairies in the United States.

Phone | (919) 689-2031

Odom Farming Company

Third generation farmers who decided in 2010 to do something a little different than those generations before and open our farm up for families and groups to come have a great time on the farm. Our goal is to bring people back to the farm, get them excited about agriculture, and help kids realize that food actually comes from a farm and not a grocery store shelf.

Phone | (919) 738-2905

Mt. Olive Pickle Company

Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Inc., located at the Corner of Cucumber & Vine in Mount Olive, North Carolina, was originally founded for the purpose of brining cucumbers to be sold to other pickling firms. Mt. Olive has grown to manufacture the best-selling brand of pickles, peppers and relishes in the U.S.  Mt. Olive, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2016, is the #1 pickle brand in the U.S. 

Phone | (800) 672-5041

A Secret Garden Winery

Located just five miles north of Goldsboro, this winery is situated on a family farm. A selection of naturally fermented wines are produced from the area’s native grape and the official fruit of NC, the Muscadine. All wine are made without chemicals and preservatives, fermenting their wines with the natural wild yeast in the grapes. The ingredients in A Secret Garden wines are juice, water and sugar. No more, no less.

Phone | (919) 734-0260