Get Your Ticket Now for Chatham County Farm & Industry Tour

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The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension cordially invites you to join us for our annual Chatham County Farm & Industry Tour on Tuesday October 6, 2015 from 8:00 am-4:00 pm (times vary slightly depending on pick-up location). For over 20 years the Chatham County Cooperative Extension team has led this popular tour to increase awareness of Chatham County agriculture, forestry, and industry.

Tickets cost $15 per person and include transportation, snacks and a local lunch. Tickets must be purchased in advance to reserve your spot and are available at the Cooperative Extension office in the County Agriculture Building located at 65 E. Chatham Street in Pittsboro. Checks should be made payable to Chatham County Cooperative Extension. The tour is limited to 85 people on a first pay-first served basis.

The Farm & Industry Tour is sponsored by the Chatham County Farm Bureau.

There are four stops for the tour:

Black Tulip Farms Alpacas
Family owned farm that raises alpacas for high quality fiber production

Black Tulip Farms Alpacas in Siler City. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Black Tulip Farms Alpacas in Siler City. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Huckleberry Trail Farm
Agritourism farm featuring a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, lots of kids’ activities, and much more!

Corn maze at Huckleberry Farm. Photo courtesy of Huckleberry Farm.

Corn maze at Huckleberry Trail Farm. Photo courtesy of Huckleberry Trail Farm.

Mellow Marsh Farm
Nursery specializing in wetland plants native to the southeast, grown from locally collected seed

Grower Sharon Day at Mellow Marsh Farm. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Grower Sharon Day at Mellow Marsh Farm. Photo by Debbie Roos.

New Hope Farm
Purebred pasture-raised Charolais cattle raised without antibiotics

Charolais cattle at New Hope Farm. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Charolais cattle at New Hope Farm. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Pick-up Locations:

  • Carolina Meadows: pick up 8:15 am, return 4:15 pm
  • Siler Crossing Shopping Center in Siler City (parking lot behind First National Bank): pick up 8:45 am, return 3:45 pm
  • County Agriculture Building in Pittsboro (front parking lot at 65 E. Chatham St.): pick up 8:30 am, return 4:00 pm
  • Gathering Place at Fearrington Village: pick up 8:15 am, return 4:30 pm

Wear comfortable, flat shoes and be prepared for all weather conditions.

For more information, call the Chatham County Cooperative Extension office at 919-542-8202 or email extension.programs@chathamnc.org.

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Photo of Debbie RoosDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8244 debbie_roos@ncsu.eduChatham County, North Carolina
Updated on Sep 28, 2015
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